Conservative Santos, the new Colombia's president | Politics News

Conservative Santos, the new Colombia's president


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Juan Manuel Santos, Conservative ex-defense minister  gained victory in  Colombia’s presidential runoff vote Sunday getting 69.2 percent of the poll with 53.9 percent of votes counted, the National Electoral Board said.

Santos, who will replace popular two-term President Alvaro Uribe, has beaten Green Party rival Antanas Mockus. He was a former Bogota mayor who drew 27.4 percent of the vote, the board added.
 

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