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Colombia president, rival head to runoff vote
Colombia president, rival head to runoff vote

In a presidential election marked by campaign mudslinging and low voter turnout, right-wing candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, a harsh critic of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' peace initiative with leftist rebels, tallied the most votes in Sunday's first round but fell far short of the simple majority needed for outright victory. With 99% of votes counted in a five-way race, Zuluaga, a businessman and former finance minister, had 29.3% of the votes cast, compared with Santos' 25.6%. Zuluaga and Santos will face each other in a June 15 runoff. Although he emerges from the first round with a plurality of votes, Zuluaga faces an enormous challenge in the runoff. He and...

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