Right-wing Duque wins Colombian presidency, beating leftist Petro

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June 18, 2018 01:08
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BOGOTA - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque was elected Colombia's president on Sunday beating leftist rival Gustavo Petro in a win that allays fears the country's economic model will be overhauled but raises the prospect a peace accord with Marxist rebels will be changed.

With 97 percent of polling stations counted, Duque had 54 percent of votes, while Petro had 42 percent.

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