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Petro Retakes Lead in Colombian Presidential Election Race

  • Senator would get 44.9% votes versus 41% for Rodolfo Hernandez
  • Other candidates had offered Hernandez their endorsements
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Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro retook the lead in Colombia’s presidential election race, according to a Centro Nacional de Consultoria poll published by Semana magazine. 

Petro had 44.9% support compared to 41% for construction magnate Rodolfo Hernandez, the survey found. The poll of 2,172 people was conducted between May 31 and June 2 and has a margin of error of 2.1%