Colombia

Dismayed Colombians weigh uneasy options in runoff race

It was the outcome millions of Colombians had hoped to avoid: A bitter runoff between two presidential candidates whose polarizing viewpoints once again leave the nation divided.

In order to win in June, both conservative former senator Ivan Duque and one-time guerrilla leftist Gustavo Petro will need to sway many of the more than 6 million voters who lie somewhere in the middle and are appalled at the idea of voting for either contender.

The vast majority of those centrist votes went to ex-Medellin mayor Sergio Fajardo, who has yet to endorse either candidate, and it remains to be seen where the largely urban, middle class voters who flocked toward his campaign might...

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