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Petro’s Election Win Was Bigger Than Colombia First Reported

  • Result means party likely to get extra upper house seats
  • Electoral authority blames discrepancy on mistakes on forms
Gustavo Petro during a campaign rally in Bogota, on March 4.
Gustavo Petro during a campaign rally in Bogota, on March 4.Photographer: Nathalia Angarita/Bloomberg
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Senator Gustavo Petro’s leftist party got hundreds of thousands more votes than initially reported, putting it on track to become the largest group in the Colombian senate. 

Petro’s Pacto Historico got at least 380,000 more votes for the senate than were reported in the preliminary result published on the evening of the March 13 election, according to the nation’s electoral authority.