Voters head to polls in Colombian election

Voters head to polls in Colombian election

Gustavo Petro (R) and Federico Gutierrez are the frontunners in Colombia’s presidential election. Colombians voters will choose a new president from among a former rebel promising generous social programs, a centre-right candidate warning against a leftist economic model and an eccentric business magnate.

Gustavo Petro, a leftist former mayor of Bogota and member of the M-19 guerrilla group and current senator, is consistently leading opinion polls with about 40 per cent support, ten points below what he would need to secure the presidency without a June second round.

The 62-year-old has attracted backing on promises to redistribute pensions, offer free public […]

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