Petro Retakes Lead in Colombian Presidential Election Race

Petro Retakes Lead in Colombian Presidential Election Race

(Bloomberg) — Leftist applicant Gustavo Petro retook the lead in Colombia’s presidential election race, in accordance to a Centro Nacional de Consultoria poll posted by Semana magazine.

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Petro had 44.9% support when compared to 41% for construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez, the survey observed. The poll of 2,172 people was done concerning May possibly 31 and June 2 and has a margin of mistake of 2.1%

A prior CNC poll posted May 31 also showed a technological tie, but with Hernandez primary by two share points. Petro had been the favourite to turn into Colombia’s subsequent president, but Hernandez’s unexpected surge to second put in the Could 29 initial round upset individuals calculations as other candidates made available him their endorsements.

Petro is “nervous, scared, totally disappointed,” Hernandez informed Semana journal in an interview revealed Saturday. “I’m respiratory down his neck.”

Colombians vote in the presidential runoff on June 19. Petro wants to tax the wealthy and halt oil exploration, even though Hernandez is campaigning on a pledge to slice governing administration waste and corruption.

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