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They certify this Thursday the elected president and vice president of Colombia

Petro will meet for the first time with the outgoing president, Iván Duque, after the elections

The National Registry and the National Electoral Council will deliver this Thursday the credentials that certify Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez as elected president and vice president of Colombia.

Petro and France, the formula of the Historic Pact, won the second round of elections last Sunday, a victory that brings alternative and left-wing forces to the presidency of the country for the first time in more than 200 years.

According to data from the Registry, the winning binomial obtained 11 million 281 thousand 13 votes in the ballot this Sunday, for 50,44 percent.

Meanwhile, Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo, from the League of Anticorruption Leaders, reached 10 million 580 thousand 412 votes, for 47,31 percent of the valid votes.

Of the 39 million two thousand 239 Colombians who were entitled to exercise their right to vote in Colombia and abroad during the second presidential round, 22 million 687 thousand This "translates, then, into a percentage of participation of 58,17 per percent, the highest since 1998," said the Registrar's Office.

This Thursday, too, Petro will meet for the first time with the outgoing president, Iván Duque, confirmed the press team of the elected ruler.

The next head of state appointed on Wednesday the junction committee that will be in charge of making the transition between the outgoing government and the incoming one that will take office on August 7.

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