Colombia elects leftist ex-guerrilla to presidency

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(Worthy News) – Former guerrilla militant Gustavo Petro won Colombia’s runoff election on Sunday, becoming the country’s first leftist president with 50.47% of the vote.

Petro, 62, beat outsider candidate millionaire Rodolfo Hernández, a 77-year-old TikTok-famous real estate magnate who received 47.27% of the vote according to the Associated Press tally.

Petro’s running mate Francia Marquez will be the South American country’s first black vice president, CNN reported. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]

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