The Wall Street Journal: Business-friendly Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidential runoff

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer who has spent much of his working life in Washington policy circles, was elected president in a runoff vote that will usher in a rightward shift in a country that has been struggling as it emerges from a long guerrilla conflict.

Duque, a market-friendly technocrat who pledges to loosen regulations for businesses and aggressively fight the drug trade, won 10.3 million votes on Sunday, or nearly 54% of the total, with 99% of all voting stations reporting. His rival, Gustavo Petro, 58, a former guerrilla and ex-mayor of Bogotá who wanted a bigger role for the state in the economy, took 8 million votes, or 41.8%.

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