Conservative protege Ivan Duque wins Colombia’s presidency in divisive election

BOGOTA — Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia’s next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation.

Duque captured almost 54 per cent of the vote, putting him 12 points ahead of former leftist guerrilla Gustavo Petro in a tense runoff election that had appeared to be tightening in recent days.

In the end, the prematurely greying 41-year-old sailed to victory,...

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