Santos in the lead

Yesterday, Colombians went to the polls and Juan Manuel Santos, the Minister of Defense under the current President, Álvaro Uribe, came out with a distinct lead, winning 46.6% of the .  However, it was not a majority and he will be facing a runoff with Antanas Mockus, who won 21.5% of the vote.

This result is a bit of a surprise, as the polls had the two candidates in a dead heat in the run-up to the election.  However, it appears that they greatly overestimated Mockus’ support.  As a result, it appears very likely that Colombia will be welcoming Santos to be the next President in the June 20 runoff.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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