Voters in Colombia on Sunday will choose a successor to popular right-leaning President Alvaro Uribe, who has served two consecutive terms. His chosen successor, former defense minister Juan Manuel Santos, is strongly favoured to win.
REUTERS - Colombians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off that former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos was expected to win after vowing to continue the incumbent president’s policies on security and the economy.
"NOT THE QUIET DAY EXPECTED"
President Alvaro Uribe, Washington’s top ally in the region, steps down in August after a constitutional court barred him from seeking re-election. He has already served two terms, dominated by his war on leftist rebels who once controlled large parts of Latin America’s No. 4 oil producer.
Juan Manuel Santos
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