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Conservative newcomer Ivan Duque
wins Colombia´s presidential election

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 6/17/2018 10:40:13 PM

Conservative political newcomer Ivan Duque has been elected president of Colombia. With nearly all votes counted. Mr Duque has 54% with his rival Gustavo Petro on 41.8%. The result raises questions about the future of a historic but controversial peace deal with Farc rebels. Mr Duque, who is supported by former President Alvaro Uribe, has said he will overhaul the 2016 agreement which gave the rebels places in Congress. The orthodox economist also says he will revisit crimes allegedly committed by the rebels during the brutal five-decade conflict with the government. Mr Duque is viewed as the business-friendly

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NotaBene, 6/17/2018 11:25:37 PM     (No. 11667147)

Make Colombia Great Again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Moritz55, 6/18/2018 2:29:28 AM     (No. 11667194)

Agreed, #1. Columbia dodged a bullet today. Under Petro, the country would have headed down the same path as its neighbor, Venezuela.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: winnie1, 6/18/2018 5:45:28 AM     (No. 11667223)

Italy is now going Conservative. Next Germany, bye-bye Fraulein Merkel.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Moritz55, 6/18/2018 9:37:40 AM     (No. 11667450)

Believe it or not, #3, by German standards Angela Merkel IS a conservative. Believe me, you do not want to see the alternative!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/18/2018 10:36:52 PM     (No. 11668191)

The cartel will have its close eye on Duque.

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