Colombians head to polls in tightest election in recent memory

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Reuters

By Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA/BUCARAMANGA (Reuters) – Colombians will head to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president, choosing between a leftist former guerrilla who is pushing profound social change and an eccentric construction magnate who has promised to fight corruption. Candidates Gustavo Petro, once a member of the M-19 rebels, and Rodolfo Hernandez, who first gathered support through TikTok videos, are technically tied in polling. Petro, a former mayor of capital Bogota and current senator, has pledged to fight inequality with free university education, pension reforms and high …

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