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Colombia: Duque wins presidential election first round 03:09

Colombia: Duque wins presidential election first round

Colombia, Bogota
May 28, 2018 at 05:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Also give my gratitude to those two people who helped lead this coalition when we were discussing at the beginning of 2017 how to give life to it and I want to express my gratitude, my admiration and respect to former President Alvaro Uribe Velez.”

Conservative Ivan Duque celebrated in Colombia capital of Bogota on Sunday after winning the first round of the country’s presidential election with 39.1 percent of the vote.

The country is now heading for a run-off after Duque fell short of the 50 percent required. Gustavo Petro is in second place with 25.1percent.

It is the first election since 2016 when the government signed a peace agreement with FARC rebels.

President Juan Manuel Santos cannot stand again as he has already served two terms.

El conservador Iván Duque ganó con el 39.1 por ciento la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales colombianas celebradas el domingo. Le sigue Gustavo Petro con el 25.1 por ciento.

El 17 de junio se celebrará la segunda vuelta entre Duque y Petro ya que ninguno de los candidatos superó el 50% de los votos necesarios para ganar en primera vuelta.

Se trata de las primeras elecciones desde 2016 cuando el gobierno firmó un acuerdo de paz con los rebeldes de las FARC.

Tras cumplir dos mandatos, el titular Juan Manuel Santos no puede participar en la candidatura presidencial.

Colombia: Duque wins presidential election first round 03:09
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Also give my gratitude to those two people who helped lead this coalition when we were discussing at the beginning of 2017 how to give life to it and I want to express my gratitude, my admiration and respect to former President Alvaro Uribe Velez.”

Conservative Ivan Duque celebrated in Colombia capital of Bogota on Sunday after winning the first round of the country’s presidential election with 39.1 percent of the vote.

The country is now heading for a run-off after Duque fell short of the 50 percent required. Gustavo Petro is in second place with 25.1percent.

It is the first election since 2016 when the government signed a peace agreement with FARC rebels.

President Juan Manuel Santos cannot stand again as he has already served two terms.

El conservador Iván Duque ganó con el 39.1 por ciento la primera vuelta de las elecciones presidenciales colombianas celebradas el domingo. Le sigue Gustavo Petro con el 25.1 por ciento.

El 17 de junio se celebrará la segunda vuelta entre Duque y Petro ya que ninguno de los candidatos superó el 50% de los votos necesarios para ganar en primera vuelta.

Se trata de las primeras elecciones desde 2016 cuando el gobierno firmó un acuerdo de paz con los rebeldes de las FARC.

Tras cumplir dos mandatos, el titular Juan Manuel Santos no puede participar en la candidatura presidencial.

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