20 June 2022

Leftist Gustavo Petro wins Colombia’s presidential election Related news


BOGOTA, Colombia Former guerrilla member Gustavo Petro was elected Colombia’s president Sunday in a historic victory for the left in Latin America. With almost 99% of the vote counted, Petro won 50% compared with 47% for his opponent, Rodolfo Hernandez, according to figures published by Colombia´s electoral authority. For months now, Petro has been touring Colombia, advocating change in a country that has recently seen its population rise up in protest against poverty, inequality and a lack of [...]