(ANSA) – BOGOTO, June 19 – Senator Gustavo Petro is the new president of Colombia based on a quick count by the National Electoral Register in Bogota. This is the first time in Colombia’s history that a leader from the left has held the highest office of state.
With 97.06% of the seats counted, Pietro with his deputy, Frans Marquez, received 1,0984,247 votes (50.57%), while rival Rodolfo Hernandez received 1,022,763 votes (47.16%). (Dealing).
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