01-08-19 Latin American Weekly Report
Economy & Business Report
Vizcarra drops bombshell and calls for early elections in Peru
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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