Colombia election 2022: former guerrilla Gustavo Petro elected first leftist president

by 24britishtvJune 21, 2022, 1:50 a.m. 21
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Colombia has elected former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro as president, making him the South American country’s first leftist head of state. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub It follows similar victories for the left in Peru, Chile and Honduras. During his victory speech, Petro issued a call for unity and extended an olive branch to some of his harshest critics, saying all members of the opposition would be welcomed at the presidential palace 'to discuss the problems of Colombia'. 'We are writing history right now – a new history for Colombia, for Latin America and for the world' Former guerrilla Gustavo Petro wins Colombian election to become first leftist president ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/20/former-guerrilla-gustavo-petro-wins-colombian-election-to-become-first-leftist-president Has Colombian left’s time come at last as ex-rebel closes in on presidency? ► https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/28/colombia-election-president-gustavo-petro-leftwing The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Sign up to the Guardian's free new daily newsletter, First Edition ► http://theguardian.com/first-edition Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram.com/guardian The Guardian on YouTube: The Guardian ► https://bit.ly/guardiannewssubs Guardian Australia ► https://bit.ly/guardianaussubs Guardian Football ► https://bit.ly/gdnfootballsubs Guardian Sport ► https://bit.ly/gdnsportsubs Guardian Live ► https://bit.ly/guardianlivesubs #Colombia #ColombiaElection #GustavoPetro #M19

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