Gustavo Petro, the left-wing candidate prevailed this Sunday over the engineer Rodolfo Hernández in the second round of the Colombian elections.
With 100% of the polling stations informed, Petro has 50.44% of the votes to Hernández’s 47.31%, with 11.2 million votes, the largest amount in history, Gustavo Petro emerged victorious and will be the country’s first leftist president. What Rodolfo Hernández accepted the result recognizing his defeat.
Petro made this third attempt to reach the presidency, a 62-year-old economist specialized in the environment, who was a guerrilla in the 1980s and who until now has served as a senator and was mayor of Bogotá from 2012 to 2015.
His victory approves the change of a country that, after the signing of the peace agreements in 2016, began to express other social demands that were not met and that exploded with the outbreaks of 2019 and 2021; a country that, after 50 years of conflict, is now capable of electing a Head of State. Published by Cartagena Herald for The USA Herald, a news and information agency.