Elections in Colombia: the day Colombians voted against ‘the same as usual’

  • Luis Fajardo
  • BBC Monitoring

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This Sunday, Colombia experienced the strangest elections in its entire history.

In a country described for decades as the most conservative in the hemisphere, 70% of voters were disillusioned with the the current situation They gave no one, but Two strikes with an electoral tradition who spent two centuries electing a representative of “the same as always”.

What is expected to be a highly contested second round of the June 19 elections will face Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernandezwhose projects raised the majority of voters in the first round.

They have little in common, except that they are the tangible manifestation of the “anti-system” vote, rejecting many of the strongholds of traditional Colombian politics.

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