Gustavo Petro wins Colombia’s presidency
He is the Former Rebel Who
has now won
Colombia's Presidential Election
Presidential elections were held in Colombia on 29 May 2022.
As none of the presidential nominees obtained at least 50% of the votes, a runoff was held on 19 June 2022.
The runoff was between the top two candidates,
Rodolfo Hernández Suárez.
With 50.5 percent of the vote, Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 political movement, wins Colombia's presidential runoff.
The victory in Sunday’s presidential runoff election has made Petro Colombia’s first left-wing president.
He has promised profound social and economic change for the country.
Petro's running mate Francia Marquez, a single mother and former housekeeper, will be the country's first Afro-Colombian female vice president, making history even again.
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