To the Colombian heartland about the end of two hundred and twelve years of center-right rule. Sixty-two-year-old Gustavo Petro was elected the first left-wing president in the history of independent Colombia. With 89.35 per cent of the vote counted in the second round on Sunday, the former guerrilla leader, Peter, received 10,75,836 votes, garnering 50.88 per cent of the total votes cast. He will take office on August 7.
Defeat Rudolf Hernandez, a billionaire accused in a corruption case and an anti-corruption movement leader. Rudolph received 46.85 percent of the vote. Out of a total of 3.9 crore voters, 2.16 crore exercised their right to vote. Petro’s official victory will be announced in a few days. In the first round of voting on May 29, Petro came out on top with 40 percent of the vote. In his victory speech, Petro said that the vision was for an inclusive government free from political manipulation. With military support, the proletariat is taking over the state power that the Colombian affluent have held for centuries. Petro faced the election by declaring that he would eliminate economic inequality in a country where the American Empire had collapsed.
In addition to eliminating the country’s widespread anti-leftism, the Left Alliance has written a new history by gifting the country with its first black vice president. Franസിയois Marquez, 40, who was Petro’s right-hand man in the election, is the new vice president. An advocate and environmental activist, the fight against illegal mining has caused a stir.
Colombian streets were abuzz with celebration of the Left’s victory. The Colombian people have recently written a new chapter in the rise of the Left in Latin America. In 2021, Chile, Peru and Honduras will elect left-wing presidents. Workers’ Party candidate Lula de Silva, a former president, is predicted to win Brazil’s presidential election this year.
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