Colombia: Ex-guerrilla builds momentum in presidential election campaign

Gustavo Petro, former Mayor of Bogota and ex-M-19 guerilla, rallied supporters ahead of the this month's presidential election, in Bogota on Thursday. «We are setting out our plan for Colombian society. To construct peace through social justice,» he told a group of supporters. According to the latest opinion polls, Petro is narrowing the gap between himself and right-wing 'Uribista' candidate... Еще Ivan Duque. He is currently in second place, with around 29% of support, trailing Duque by eight to ten points. The first round of the presidential election will be held next Sunday, May 27. If no candidate achieves an outright majority, the vote will go to a run-off on June, 17.

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