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A Guide to 2018 Latin American Elections



Iván Duque wins Colombia's presidential election

Colombia Update: New Cabinet, Familiar Faces

July 26, 2018

Incoming President Iván Duque’s team features a mix of veterans and relative newcomers. 

A Colombian voter checks the rolls in the Usaquén neighborhood of Bogotá on June 17.

Where Does Colombia's Center Go from Here?

June 22, 2018

During Colombia’s June 17 presidential runoff, voters in Bogotá tell us about their choices and expectations for the next four years.

Q&A with Adriana La Rotta: "A New Paradigm" in Colombia with Duque Victory

June 18, 2018

Colombia's next president "stands in a really good position to heal the polarization that marked the campaign," says La Rotta, head of AS/COA's media relations and an El Tiempo columnist.

#COLWallSt Video: Probabilidades electorales en Colombia y la agenda económica 2018-2022

June 14, 2018

¿Cómo sería la economía colombiana bajo el liderazgo de Iván Duque o de Gustavo Petro?

ANIF President Sergio Clavijo

#COLWallSt 2018 Recap: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

June 14, 2018

Boosting growth, improving infrastructure, and increasing productivity: at AS/COA's Bogotá conference, participants discussed what lies ahead for Colombia's next president.

Colombia poll tracker graphic

Poll Tracker: Colombia's 2018 Presidential Election

June 11, 2018

Iván Duque leads Gustavo Petro by up to 20 points in four polls ahead of the June 17 runoff.

Alvaro Uribe and Ivan Duque (AP)

Colombia Update: Five Issues Hovering over Sunday's Election

May 24, 2018

A dam, turnout, and Venezuela could all play a hand in the May 27 presidential first-round vote.

Video: Colombia Elections Outlook - Challenges for the Next Administration

May 09, 2018

Experts weighed in on the candidates and what these elections will mean for Colombia's political scene in the future.

Chart: The Millennial Vote in Latin America's Big Three Elections

Chart: The Millennial Vote in Latin America's Big Three Elections

May 04, 2018

How significant is the under-35 electorate in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico? 

2018 Latin American elections flags

A Timeline of 2017 and 2018 Elections in Latin America

November 16, 2017

Latin Americans will vote for nine new presidents in two years, along with more than 2,900 legislators.

Voters check lists in Colombia.

LatAm in Focus: In Colombia's 2018 Elections, Drama Is Good for Democracy

March 16, 2018

The country has presidential candidates across the spectrum, say columnists Álvaro Forero Tascón and Adriana La Rotta. And that’s a sign of just how far the post-conflict democracy has come.

Colombian poll workers tally presidential primary ballots. (AP)

Update: Colombian Presidential Race Comes into Focus

March 13, 2018

Recent legislative elections gave much-needed definition to a crowded field ahead of the May 27 first-round vote.

Colombian election polling site (AP)

Explainer: Colombia's 2018 Legislative Elections

March 08, 2018

The March 11 vote—the first in the FARC post-conflict era—will have significant implications for the May presidential vote. 

The Trouble Facing Colombia's Moderates

October 30, 2017

Without conflict to bring them together, Colombians are confronting their differences, and engaging in the messy business of democracy.

Making Sense of Colombia's Crowded Presidential Field

October 30, 2017

With more than two dozen potential candidates, Colombia’s 2018 race is up for grabs. Is there room for surprise among so many familiar faces?

A polling station in Cali, Colombia. (AP)

Explainer: Colombia's 2018 Elections

June 28, 2017

The race to replace outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos is on, with candidates from across the spectrum.