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Colombia: Second round of presidential elections kicks off in Bogota01:53

Colombia: Second round of presidential elections kicks off in Bogota

Colombia, Bogota
June 17, 2018 at 18:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of Colombian voters headed towards polling stations in Bogota on Sunday, as the second round of the country's presidential elections kicked off.

Conservative Ivan Duque celebrated in the first round, winning 39.1 percent of the vote.

It is the first election since the government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016.

Two candidates compete for votes: the Democratic Centre party's Ivan Duque, known for opposing the peace deal with the FARC and the ex-guerrilla and former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro, running for the Progressive Movement.

Colombia: Second round of presidential elections kicks off in Bogota01:53
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Thousands of Colombian voters headed towards polling stations in Bogota on Sunday, as the second round of the country's presidential elections kicked off.

Conservative Ivan Duque celebrated in the first round, winning 39.1 percent of the vote.

It is the first election since the government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016.

Two candidates compete for votes: the Democratic Centre party's Ivan Duque, known for opposing the peace deal with the FARC and the ex-guerrilla and former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro, running for the Progressive Movement.

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