Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro who were given 40% votes will face businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in moment around on June 19.
Colombian leftist candidate Gustavo Petro got here out on best within the first around of the presidential election on Sunday and can face a marvel contender – businessman Rodolfo Hernandez – in a second-round on June 19.
Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla motion who has vowed profound financial and social trade, had 40.3 % of votes, nationwide registry place of business tallies confirmed, with 96.2 % of poll containers counted.
Hernandez, the septuagenarian former mayor of Bucaramanga, received 28.1 %.
Petro, a 62-year-old former mayor of Bogota, had persistently led opinion polls on guarantees to redistribute pensions, be offering loose public universities and combat deep inequality.
He has promised to totally put in force a 2016 peace care for the FARC rebels and search peace talks with the still-active ELN rebels, in addition to halt all new oil and fuel construction.