Duque wins the first round of the first presidential elections held since Colombia’s peace treaty was signed. He will now face off against leftist former rebel Gustavo Petro.
Conservative Ivan Duque has won the presidential runoff. The pro-business candidate has said he would alter some of the terms of the 2016 peace deal with FARC which ended decades of conflict in the South American state.
Conservative candidate Ivan Duque has prevailed in Colombia's presidential election with 39 percent of the vote, though he fell short of the margin needed to avoid a runoff. Gustavo Petro landed in second place.
Ivan Duque has been sworn in as Colombia's president. He is the youngest man to ever hold the office. As a protege of former presdident Uriibe, analysts wonder how much of his own man he will be.
The rebel leader who refused a 2016 peace deal has been reported killed, together with his sister. Their group is accused of crimes including murder, drug trafficking and illegal mining.
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