Interview with Laura Carlsen on Colombian election results and ramifications

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Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia after the tightest presidential contest in years. Many believe it was an endorsement of his efforts to end conflict with the FARC Guerillas with peace talks now in its 18th month. Santos took 53% of the vote, while 47% cast ballots for right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.
Mr. Santos told supporters in a victory speech that it is the beginning of a new Colombia. “This won’t be the peace of Juan Manuel Santos, nor this government’s peace. It will be a peace of all Colombians; it will be your peace,” he says. Political analyst Laura Carlsen joins Elaine Reyes in the studio to discuss the results and ramifications.

Interview with Laura Carlsen on Colombian election

Interview with Laura Carlsen on Colombian election

Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia after the tightest presidential contest in years. Many believe it was an endorsement of his efforts to end conflict with the FARC Guerillas with peace talks now in its 18th month. Santos took 53% of the vote, while 47% cast ballots for right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. Mr. Santos told supporters in a victory speech that it is the beginning of a new Colombia. “This won’t be the peace of Juan Manuel Santos, nor this government’s peace. It will be a peace of all Colombians; it will be your peace,” he says. Political analyst Laura Carlsen joins Elaine Reyes in the studio to discuss the results and ramifications.