Colombia Elected a New President Today – Ed O’Rourke

There was a runoff election today. To be elected, you need 50%.  There is a ‘’none of the above’’ option.  We have a highly polarized society.

See the NY Times coverage which you can also see in Spanish.

Sincerely,

Ed

Colombia Live Updates: Gustavo Petro Elected the First Leftist President

A former rebel and a longtime legislator won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders.

He will face a deeply polarized society where polls show growing distrust in almost all major institutions.

Colombia Live Updates: Gustavo Petro Elected the First Leftist President
Colombia Live Updates: Gustavo Petro Elected the First Leftist PresidentA former rebel and a longtime legislator won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, galvanizing voters frus…

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