Colombia: Three disagreements overshadowed the election of the new president in the final days of the election campaign

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Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernandez.

On Sunday, Colombians will choose between Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernandez the person who will replace Ivan Duque as president of Colombia from August 7.

The first round of the presidential election, held on May 29, gave a surprising result: the majority of Colombians gave their vote to two figures outside the traditional Colombian political spectrum, which was interpreted as a search for a change of political course.

On the other hand, the leftist candidate Petro, a former mayor of Bogota with a past linked to the subversive group M-19 (which was involved in the ill-fated takeover of the Palace of Justice in 1985), is promoting a new economy. country model.

On the other hand, Hernandez, Construction businessman and former mayor of Bucaramangawho won his nomination without much support from traditional political groups, but captured the votes of the right and publicly campaigned to end corruption, despite being formally accused of doing so.

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