Also give my gratitude to those two people who helped lead this coalition when we were discussing at the beginning of 2017 how to give life to it and I want to express my gratitude, my admiration and respect to former President Alvaro Uribe Velez.” Conservative Ivan Duque celebrated in Colombia capital of Bogota on Sunday after winning the first round of the country’s presidential election with... Еще 39.1 percent of the vote. The country is now heading for a run-off after Duque fell short of the 50 percent required. Gustavo Petro is in second place with 25.1percent. It is the first election since 2016 when the government signed a peace agreement with FARC rebels. President Juan Manuel Santos cannot stand again as he has already served two terms.