Petro wins the elections and brings the left to power in Colombia

The candidate wins against the "Colombian Trump" and ends a period of more than 20 years of liberal and conservative governments.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Gustavo Petro, the candidate of the Historical Pact, won the second round of Colombia's presidential elections on Sunday (19).

After counting 98.86% of the votes, Petro received 50.49% of the vote compared to 47.25% for the right-wing Rodolfo Hernández, known as the "Colombian Trump."

On his Twitter account, Petro celebrated the victory. "Today is a day of celebration for the people. May the first victory of the people be celebrated. May so much suffering be absorbed in the joy that floods the heart of the homeland today," he said.

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