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Left Turn Ahead: How a New President Could Shake Up Colombia

Mar 12, 2018 | 15:11 GMT
Current Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro speaks with journalists in 2010.

Current Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro speaks with journalists in 2010. In recent years, political fragmentation has opened a new path for left-leaning politicians such as Petro. 

(GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombians largely backed the center-right when they cast ballots in the country's presidential primary and legislative elections on March 11, but the rapidly approaching presidential elections in May and June promise to be an entirely different ball game. Colombia's heavily fragmented political scene leaves the door open for an outsider...

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