Analysis: The ballot that will change the history of Colombia

The unprecedented opportunity of the left meets with the surprise of Rodolfo Hernández, who exploits the discomfort with traditional politics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombians will star this June 19 in a presidential ballot that will change the country's history, when they choose between leftist senator Gustavo Petro and businessman Rodolfo Hernández, an "outsider" with conservative ideas, which displaced from the second electoral round, the liberal and conservative party structures that have so far dominated the political life of Colombia.

Although the Congress was already formed in March, still influenced by those two traditional parties, the new president will mean a radical change in the country: either because Petro (62 years old) crowns his third attempt to bring . . .

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