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Five Takeaways from Colombia's May 27 Presidential Election

May 28, 2018

In a break from the new normal of innacurate polls and stunning political upsets, Colombia's first-round presidential vote on Sunday went mostly as expected. Iván Duque, a conservative former senator, will face off against Gustavo Petro, the leftist former Mayor of Bogotá, in second-round voting on June 17. 

As most polls predicted, Duque finished with a clear advantage. But a deeper look at Sunday's vote reveals significant shifts in Colombian politics that will play out long beyond inauguration day. Here are five takeaways from the first round:

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