Colombia’s Presidential Elections Could Take the Country to the Left

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Colombian citizens will head to the polls on Sunday, May 29, to choose their president for the next four years.  According to the latest polls, leftist candidate Gustavo Petro is currently leading with a 43% vote intention, with conservative candidate Federico Gutiérrez trailing second with 27.7%.  Gustavo Petro, the socialist candidate, is a former M-19 guerilla fighter and former mayor of Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá. He supports Cuba’s dictatorship and praises former Venezuelan Socialist leader Hugo Chavez.