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Colombia finished counting and officializes Gustavo Petro’s victory in presidential elections

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Four days after the presidential elections were held in Colombia, the National Electoral Council and the Registrar’s Office concluded the counting of the votes in the process that took place on June 19.

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Between Gustavo Petro and his contender Rodolfo Hernández there was a difference of more than 780 thousand votes.

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After this, the election is legally declared before the competent body and the credentials must be delivered to both Petro and Francia Márquez as president and vice president.

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The government period will start next August and will end in 2026. This decision was also notified to the current president, Iván Duque, as well as other authorities.

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For his part, former candidate Rodolfo Hernández announced his decision to accept the seat in the Senate of the Republic and indicated that he is interested in building a country.

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However, he conditioned his support to a national agreement if respect for private property, fight against corruption, poverty reduction, respect for opponents, among others, are not fulfilled.

“I have decided to recognize Gustavo Petro as the legitimate winner and assume a position of independence from his government, which will allow me to support the initiatives that I consider good for the country and question those that are not,” he added. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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