Colombia's National Electoral Council (CNE) Wednesday ruled against a decision earlier in the day by the Superior Court of Bogota ordering both presidential candidates (Rodolfo Hernández and Gustavo Petro) to hold a debate prior to the runoff where Iván Duque's successor is to be chosen.
Colombian Catholic groups have filed a petition before the Archdiocese of Bogotá for the ex-communication of presidential hopeful Rodolfo Hernández for his “deep offenses” against the Virgin Mary, it was reported.
Colombian presidential hopeful Rodolfo Hernández, who surprisingly advanced to the runoff against leftist Senator Gustavo Petro, has announced some of his plans in case of being elected, which include extending the working day to 10 hours and reducing lunch breaks to half an hour.
Colombia's surprising runner-up in last Sunday's elections Rodolfo Hernández is poised to become the country's next president, according to a survey conducted by the Centro Nacional de Consultoría.
Non-leftwing voters have all their eggs now in Rodolfo Hernandez's basket, after the candidate many dub the “Colombian Trump” made it to the second round against all forecasts, to face off former M19 guerrilla leader and current Senator Gustavo Petro June 19.
Leftwing candidate and former M19 guerrilla leader Gustavo Petro, 62, won Sunday's presidential elections in Colombia, as all polls had foreseen. But he will face 77-year-old populist Rodolfo Hernández at the runoff in three weeks, which nobody saw coming.