Historic! Gustavo Petro wins elections in Colombia / by Martin Hacthoun

According to data from the National Registrar’s Office, Petro and Francia Marquez, his running mate, will govern Colombia after a triumph already described as historic in this country that has been for over 200 years under right-wing rule. With 89.35 percent of the tables reported, Petro obtained 10 million 75 thousand 836 votes for 50.88Continue reading “Historic! Gustavo Petro wins elections in Colombia / by Martin Hacthoun”

Progressive Coalition Campaigning in Colombia Promises Real Change / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Historic Pact confirms Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez presidential ticket in Colombia | Peoples Dispatch In Colombia Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez on March 24 registered as presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively, for elections taking place on May 29. On behalf of the Historic Pact coalition, Petro stated that, “today is the first day ofContinue reading “Progressive Coalition Campaigning in Colombia Promises Real Change / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”