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DSD….The Columbian National Elections…..Santos wins …But will need a run-off….

Ex-Minister Juan Manuel Santos leads Colombia vote

Former Colombian Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos has won the first round of the country’s presidential election.

With almost all the ballots counted, Mr Santos – who is supported by popular incumbent Alvaro Uribe – is credited with about 47% of the vote.

His main rival, Antanas Mockus of the Green Party, achieved 21%.

Although Mr Santos failed to win outright, he is expected to get the support of some defeated candidates and to win the 20 June run-off.

Mr Santos, of the Social National Unity Party, has promised to continue the tough security policies of Mr Uribe – who cannot run after having served two consecutive terms.

Mr Mockus, a former mayor of Bogota, has put more emphasis on education and fighting corruption.

Mr Santo’s first-round victory is seen as a surprise, as many opinion polls had placed the two main contenders neck and neck.

…continued at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/latin_america/10195622.stm


May 31, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, DSD @PoliticalDog101, Government, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , , ,


  1. Where is Riseralda View when we need just such a view?

    Anyone know how to reach him?

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. Back in South America….

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  3. If someone goes back on P1…you might be able to get his email address from a post…If you can do it for him…you can get a hold of just anybody….

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 31, 2010 | Reply

  4. Santos look reminds me of a USA plant

    but that is usually the case in most countries

    Comment by Timothy Leal | May 31, 2010 | Reply

    • Really?……In this day and age?

      Comment by jamesb101 | May 31, 2010 | Reply

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