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Leftist Ex-Guerrilla Gustavo Petro Is Colombia’s Next President

Africa's Diaspora Communities | Colombia June 20, 2022



Leftist ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro (62) is Colombia’s next president, reported some media on June 20, 2022.


According to the reports, Gustavo Petro won the country’s run-off presidential election held on June-19, 2022, with 50.5% of the vote. His rival, rightist Rodolfo Hernandez took 47.3% of the vote. Mr Petro becomes the first leftist president in Colombia.


Gustavo Petro is said to have vowed to tackle corruption, sectarianism, and non-inclusiveness in Colombia during his reign.


At the same time, Mr Gustavo Petro’s running mate Francia Marquez (40) becomes Colombia’s first female next vice president of African descent. _____________________________ © 2015 - 2022 Africauptodate. All Rights Reserved

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