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Showing posts with label Politics. Show all posts

Colombia Elections: Ivan Duque & Guatavo Petro go to runoff

Colombias historic presidential election is heading into a runoff vote, with right-wing candidate Ivan Duque leading the race but failing to secure the majority needed to win an outright vote.

With nearly all of the votes counted Ivan Duque  (who led opinion polls ahead of Sunday's election ):was first with 39.1 percent of total votes casted. .

He will now contend with leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, who finished second with 25.1 percent, in the second round of voting on June 17.

Former Medellin Mayor Sergio Fajardo, a centre-left candidate, came third with 23.8 percent.

The winner of the second round will begin a four-year term in office from August onwards.

Around 36 million Colombians were eligible to vote. The final outcome of the elections is expected to shape the future of a controversial 2016 peace deal between the government and FARC rebels..

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

Mental Health is a challenge in our society today and at large, it is very much obvious but still a lot of individuals find it difficult ...