Petro and Fico Gutierrez dispute power


The candidate Gustavo Petro starts out as the favorite to succeed Iván Duque in power. Francia Márquez, African-American, feminist, well-known activist against illegal mining, was to become the vice president. The Barakaldo BEC houses one of the polling stations abroad.

At 8 a.m. in Colombia (3 p.m. in Euskal Herria), polling stations open for Colombia’s presidential elections, elections expected to be historic as the left has real potential to rise to power for the first time.

The top favorites in this vote they are the candidate of the leftist coalition Historical Pact, Gustavo Petrocand that of the conservative Team for Colombia led by Federico ‘Fico’ Gutierrez

Fico Gutiérrez voted shortly after polling stations opened, as did the current president, Iván Duque, and both have called for the vote.

Gustavo Petro voted a little later, saying he will vote “hoping to change history”.

If none of the candidates gets half of the votes, the two most voted candidates will compete over one second round scheduled for June 19.

a bit more than 38 million voters exercise their voting rights, including: 972,754 registered abroad that they have been able to attend polling stations in other countries in the past week.

Enabled at the table in the BEC of Barakaldowhere Colombian citizens living in the CAV, Navarra and surroundings vote, they voted until yesterday 2147 people, 27% of calls. When asked about ETB, the majority stated that they: “supporters of change”.

The EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) has deployed 3,539 election observers to 467 municipalities in Colombia. Right, the Basque parliamentarians Iñigo Iturrate (PNV), Oiahana Etxebarrieta (EH Bildu), Iñigo Martínez (Elkarrekin Podemos-IU), Miren Gallastegui (PSE-EE) and Carmelo Barrio (PP+Cs) They are in Colombia to monitor the development of the presidential elections as part of the election observation mission.

In Colombia, polling stations close at 4 p.m. (11 p.m. in Euskal Herria).

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Source: EITB


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