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Wall Street’s least favorite candidate tops Colombia polls

Monday, September 18, 2017


Colombian presidential elections used to be about defending the country from leftists, not bringing them to the threshold of power.

Next year’s vote, the first since the end of a five-decade civil war, may be different. Ahead in recent opinion polls is Gustavo Petro, ex-mayor of the capital Bogota and a former guerrilla who’s promising to tax wealthy landowners and stock investors. He’s battling for pole position with two pro-business candidates, while other left-wingers also feature among the early frontrunners.

Source: Bloomberg