Skip to comments.Former long-shot and Uribe ally scores upset in Colombia’s first-round presidential election
Posted on 05/25/2014 6:43:14 PM PDT by mgist
JWYSS@MIAMIHERALD.COM BOGOTA, Colombia -- Former Finance Minister Óscar Iván Zuluaga won Sundays presidential election, setting the stage for a contentious June 15 runoff against President Juan Manuel Santos.
With 99 percent of voting tables counted, authorities said Zuluaga had won 29.3 percent of the vote followed by Santos with 25.7 percent.
Polls had been predicting a tight race but few gave Zuluaga the lead he clenched Sunday, where he beat Santos by more than 400,000 votes.
In his victory speech, he asked Colombians to vote for change in three weeks and attacked Santos signature achievement peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas taking place in Cuba.
We cannot allow the FARC to run this country from Havana, he said. The president cannot and should not be manipulated by the FARC, which is the worlds largest drug cartel.
Colombians have enough experience to know that the cartels are destructive murderers. That said, nothing is what is seems these days.
Soros is suddenly weak for some reason. Normally his evil forces would have placed their man. Perhaps Soros is content with having Obama in his pocket.
This is good news it seems.