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.