Colombian President and Challenger Head to Runoff

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Opposition candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga won most votes in Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday but fell short of a first-round victory and will face President Juan Manuel Santos in a runoff that casts doubts over peace talks with Marxist rebels.

Zuluaga had 29.3 percent support and Santos trailed on 25.6 percent with returns in from almost 99 percent of voting tables. They had needed more then 50 percent for victory so will now go to a runoff on June 15.

This is a critical time in Colombia, as the country negotiates the end of more than 50 years of armed conflict. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports with details.

Colombian President and Challenger Head to Runoff

Colombian President and Challenger Head to Runoff

The results are in for the Colombian Presidential elections. As expected, it has proven to be a tight race. Colombia President Santos will now face Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a runoff vote next month. This is a critical time in Colombia, as the country negotiates the end of more than 50 years of armed conflict. CCTV's Michelle Begue reports.
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CCTV’s Asieh Namdar interviews Jason Marczack, Deputy Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council, for his take on Presidential elections in Colombia.

Jason Marczack on Presidential Elections in Colombia

Jason Marczack on Presidential Elections in Colombia

CCTV's Asieh Namdar interviews Jason Marczack, Deputy Director of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council, for his take on Presidential elections in Colombia.
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