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Ivan Duque wins Colombia's presidential election

Politics 18.06.2018 | 12:06
Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

BOGOTA, 18 June (Xinhua) -- Ivan Duque of the right-wing Democratic Center party won Colombia's presidential election, the National Electoral Council said.

Duque, 41, will take over the presidency in August from outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos.

Duque's promise of creating a business-friendly environment showcasing the South American country's openness to attract international investors and boost foreign trade was widely backed by Colombians and industries.

Duque himself voted in the capital on Sunday, accompanied by three of his children. He told the press that he would lead a "great" initiative against crime and especially against corruption. He also sent a message of support to the business community, saying he would promote the development of industry and favor small, medium and large entrepreneurs.

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