The Heat: Colombia elects conservative candidate Ivan Duque to be next president

The Heat

Millions of Colombians voted in a presidential election run-off on Sunday.

The winner is Ivan Duque a 41-year-old conservative. And, after a divisive campaign between left and right, he has vowed to unite his country.

But he has also promised to make changes to the 2016 peace deal between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as the FARC, and the Colombian government.

The peace accord ended a decades-long conflict that killed more than 220,000 people.

CGTN’s Michelle Begue has this report.

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To discuss the path forward for Colombia:

  • Bernardo Perez Salazar is a professor at the University of Colombia.
  • Juan Carlos Hidalgo is a policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute.
  • Michael Shifter is President of Inter-American Dialogue.
  • Gustau Alegret is U.S. News Director for NTN 24.

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