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Updated: Colombia elects former guerrilla Petro as first leftist president

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Updated: 12.25pm (AEST)Bogata/Bucaramanga, Colombia Reuters Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia’s presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country’s history. Petro beat construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez with an unexpectedly wide margin of some 719,975 votes. The […]