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Conservative Ivan Duque poised to be Colombia’s new president

Conservative Ivan Duque poised to be Colombia’s new president



2018-06-17T22:55:30+0000

UPDATE: Ivan Duque, the conservative protege of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, is poised to become the country’s next president after capturing 54 percent of the votes, putting him more than 12 points ahead of leftist former guerrilla Gustavo Petro.

The prematurely graying Duque galvanized voters by promising to change parts of the peace accord with leftist rebels but not “shred it to pieces.” He would be the youngest president in Colombia in more than a century.


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