Duque wins Colombian presidency


Business-friendly candidate Ivan Duque triumphed in the second round of voting for the presidency of Colombia, as Reuters reported.

Duque comfortably won the June 17 ballot with 54 percent of votes while his opponent, Gustavo Petro, had 41.8 percent.

A conservative who has indicated he would reverse the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels, Duque, who turns 42 on August 1, is the youngest president in Colombian history. In the campaign he enjoyed the support of former president Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

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