Virtual neck-and-neck race in Colombia’s runoff election

Independent conservative candidate Hernández has garnered 41% of the electoral vote, while ultra-leftist Petro of the Pacto Histórico has 39%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Candidates Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández, who will compete for the Colombian presidency in the second round of elections on June 19, are tied in voting intentions, according to a poll.

According to the first opinion poll, conducted after last Sunday's elections, independent candidate Hernández has 41% of the vote, while Petro of the Pacto Histórico has 39%.

The poll, conducted by the Centro Nacional de Consultoría (CNC) for the news program CM&, with the participation of 1,200 citizens, has a margin of error of 2.8%, so the . . .

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