Colombians to elect new president in first vote since FARC deal

Colombian conservative presidential candidate Ivan Duque casts his vote alongside his children at a polling station in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday. Duque leads the polls by 10 points over left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro. Photo by Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

May 27 (UPI) — Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president in the first national vote since the government signed a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group.

Ivan Duque of the conservative Centro Democrático Party and Gustavo Petro of the left-wing Colombia Humana Party are the frontrunners to replace the outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos after the end of his second and final term in office.


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