[Updated] With new figures
The candidate for the Historical Pact coalition, Gustavo Petro, triumphs in the presidential runoff elections in Colombia against Rodolfo Hernández after the pre-count published by the National Civil Service Registry, reports Telesur.
According to the preliminary results, with 99,74 percent of the polling stations informed, Gustavo Petro obtains 11.270.944 votes (50,49 percent), while Rodolfo Hernández reaches 10.549.290 votes (47,26 percent). .
At the same time, the blank vote reached 501.559 votes (2,24 percent) and the null option reached 271.511 votes (1,20 percent).
According to the preliminary results, with 94,57 percent of the polling stations informed, Gustavo Petro obtained 10.692.503 votes (50,69 percent), while Rodolfo Hernández reached 9.923.729 votes (47,04 percent).
At the same time, the blank vote reached 476.309 votes (2,25 percent) and the null option reached 256.215 votes (1,19 percent).
With the victory of Gustavo Petro, Colombia will have a progressive government for the first time in its history, breaking the hegemony of conservative sectors.
According to the registrar Alexander Vega, the electoral day was carried out without mishap and some voting centers had to be transferred as a result of the phenomenon of the girl, "it is reported by the National Registry that about 60 transfers were made due to winter wave, and none linked to public order, "he said.
first popular victory
Through his Twitter account, Gustavo Petro wrote «Today is a holiday for the people. Let him celebrate the first popular victory. May so many sufferings be cushioned in the joy that today floods the heart of the Homeland. This victory for God and for the People and their history. Today is the day of the streets and squares.