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Here’s How Radical Gustavo Petro Can Be as Colombian President

  • Petro wants to reform monetary policy, fire Ecopetrol’s board
  • Congress and constitutional court may block some of his plans
Gustavo Petro during an election night rally.

Gustavo Petro during an election night rally.

Photographer: Andres Cardona/Bloomberg

Investors in Colombia are trying to gauge how radical a government led by Gustavo Petro will be when he takes office as president in August. 

The peso and the nation’s bonds are expected to fall Tuesday when markets re-open following a holiday, after Petro won the June 19 presidential election.