Historic Win for Left: Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Elections

Historic Win for Left: Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Elections

The leftist Gustavo Petro is emerging as Colombia’s next President. According to the National Registrar’s Office, the count of this Sunday’s second round advanced to almost 90% by obtaining 10,075,836 votes, equivalent to 50.88%.

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The newly-elected President will take office on August 7 for a 4-year term. According to what has been promised during his political campaign, Petro will increase subsidies to reduce poverty across the country.
 
The data collected by the National Civil Registry Office indicated that of the 39 million two thousand 239 citizens eligible to exercise their right to vote in the 102 thousand 152 voting tables distributed in 12 thousand 513 voting stations.

#BREAKING | According to the pre-count of votes (94.57%), the new President of Colombia would be Gustavo Petro. pic.twitter.com/G3xq6JDmF1

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish)
June 19, 2022

 

By August 7, Colombia will be shaken by a change in power that will represent an adjustment in the model of an independent country. The new-elected President will deal with what the Colombian outlook study dropped, which was conducted by the Moody’s risk rating.

Colombia has a new President and it is @petrogustavo (Gustavo Petro) #ColombiaVota2022 https://t.co/8uX2MPrCKX

— teleSUR English (@telesurenglish)
June 19, 2022

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