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Colombia elects Gustavo Petro as first leftist President

The Hindu | 20/06/2022 09:10 AM | Click to read full article

Leftist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the M-19 guerrilla movement who has vowed profound social and economic change, won Colombia's Presidency on Sunday, the first progressive to do so in the country's history. 

Mr. Petro, a former Mayor of capital Bogota and current Senator, has pledged to fight inequality with free university education, pension reforms and high taxes on unproductive land.