In Latin America, it is out with the old, and in with the new.
An anti-incumbency wave has resulted in opposition victories in 14 recent presidential elections in the region.
And the trend is continuing in Colombia.
CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports on how Sunday’s vote means two outsiders are pitted against one another in a June 19 runoff.
- Sergio Guzman is the director of Colombia Risk Analysis.
- Angelica Duran-Martinez is an associate professor and director of global studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
- Peter Hakim is president emeritus at the Inter-American Dialogue.
- Gloria La Riva is coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
Rodolfo Hernandez’s surprise surge to place second in Colombia's presidential election sets up a June 19 runoff with Gustavo Petro https://t.co/fY4pSSbp3E
— Bloomberg (@business) May 30, 2022
Gustavo Petro, a 62-year-old leftist former guerrilla, took the most votes in Sunday’s first round by pledging to insert the state into Colombia’s market economy, heavily tax the rich and move the country away from its dependence on oil and coal. https://t.co/2A5HivVJuw
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 30, 2022