26-03-2020 Latin American Weekly Report
Coronavirus crisis causes electoral uncertainty
Colombia’s immediate future may lie on the right of the political spectrum. Iván Duque, the presidential candidate of the right-wing Centro Democrático (CD), was best placed in the first round of elections held on 27 May. He now faces a second round run-off against left-winger Gustavo Petro of the Colombia Humana (CH) coalition, who took second place, narrowly squeezing out Sergio Fajardo of the centre-left Coalición Colombia. Petro might still win in the second round – which is due on 17 June – but the odds seem to be stacked against him.
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