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By World News From SFGate -- 2018.06.18. 00:16 in category (Number of votes: 0)

Hawkish Duque poised to become Colombia's next president

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former Colombian president, was poised Sunday to become the country's next president after promising to roll back a still fragile peace accord.

The 41-year-old Duque captured 54 percent of the votes, putting him more than 12 points ahead of leftist former guerrilla Gustavo Petro in a tense election runoff that divided many Colombians during a critical juncture in the nation's history. More than 97 percent of polling stations were reporting results.

The prematurely graying Duque galvanized voters by promising to change parts of the accord with leftist rebels but not "shred it to pieces." He would be the youngest president in Colombia in more than a century. ...
Published By: World News From SFGate - Monday, 18 June
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