Rightist Iván Duque is elected new president of Colombia

The candidate of the Uribe Democratic Center party, Iván Duque, is won the Presidency of Colombia with more than 8.7 million votes when 84.5% of the polling stations have been counted, according to the National Registry of Civil Status.

The number 7 bulletin of the entity grants Duque 8,703,640 votes, equivalent to 54.76%, while Gustavo Petro, of the Colombian Human movement, receives 6,532,713 votes (41.10%).

The partial vote of Duque already exceeds by one million the one obtained in the first round, on May 27, when he got  more than 7.5 million votes.

The head of the FARC political party, Rodrigo Londoño, known in his guerrilla days as “Timochenko”,  congratulated the elected president of Colombia, Iván Duque, and said that they recognized the decision of the majorities.

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