Former defence minister Juan Manuel Santos (pictured) won Colombia's presidential run-off on Sunday, taking about 70 percent of votes in an election day marred by violence.
REUTERS - Former defense minister Juan Manuel Santos won an easy victory in Colombia’s run-off election on Sunday to succeed President Alvaro Uribe as the leader of Washington’s top ally in Latin America.
Juan Manuel Santos
"NOT THE QUIET DAY EXPECTED"
As head of Uribe’s large U Party, Santos won the support of the Conservative and Cambio Radical parties after the first round and part of the opposition Liberal Party—giving him a solid position in Congress.
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