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3 Unexpected election results in Colombia

3 Unexpected election results in Colombia
  • Daniel Brown
  • BBC Mundo correspondent in Colombia

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On May 29, Colombians will vote in the first round of the presidential election

Despite the big surprises, the political landscape after Sunday’s elections in Colombia shows a country incomparable to the past.

This explains the intensity of a day when, in other circumstances, there may have been a formality: the internal election of the candidates of each coalition and the formation of the Senate and Chamber.

But it became a day in pre-election theory, due to the novelty of intra-party consultations that had dominated the media for months. The first round of a kind of three-round election that will define power in the country between 2022 and 2026.

On May 29, Colombians will vote for the president in the first round and a second round will be necessary on June 19.