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Colombia re-elects Santos as President

By Marion V. Ali, Staff Reporter

Colombia has re-elected Juan Manuel Santos as their president, with nearly 51percent of the votes cast over his right-wing challenger, Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who received 45 percent.

Santos, 62, will be inaugurated in August for a new four-year term. “This is the generation of peace. Millions of Colombians have chosen hope over fear,” he said in an address to supporters at his headquarters. Santos vowed to continue his fight to “defend the life and the liberty” of all Colombians.

Zuluaga, who had won the first round of vote in May by a narrow margin, accepted defeat in a speech to supporters.

(Pic:BBC World/Reuters)

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