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>> The results are in for the long and divisive Colombian election. Right-wing Ivan Duque has been voted President. On Sunday, he beat leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will re-assure investors, but also leave many worried about the fate of a fragile peace deal. Reuters Julia Cobb has been following the election.
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>> Duque has promised to modify the country's peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, and to continue to support the mining and oil industries, which provide the country's top exports. 300,000 fewer voters participated in the run-off than did in the first round. It seems apparent that some centrist voters decided neither candidate was a good option.
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>> The 2016 peace deal formally ended a 52 year civil war, which killed more than 220,000 people and left 7 million others displaced. This was the first election since then, and new leader Duque's says the deal was too lenient on the rebels. He comfortable won the ballot with 54% of votes, while Petro who promise to shake up Colombia's economic model had 41.8%.
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However, despite losing the election Petro made history by becoming the first leftist to get through to a second round of voting, a big feed in Colombia where conservatives have held sway. And it's a tough road ahead for Duque's plans to change the peace accord, it will likely face considerable opposition in congress and from Colombia's constitutional court, he also faces other challenges when he takes office in August, such as Colombia's weak economy, abused in drug trafficking gangs and more than half a million Venezuelan refugees.
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At 41, Duque will one of the youngest presidents in the country's history.>> Duque, Duque.