In June it will be the second round to elect the president in Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández, together they exceeded 14 million votes, but there are almost 7 million others who opted for other options.
The second round of elections is coming in Colombia, it will be in June, and there Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández, winners of the election this May 29, together they exceeded 14 million votes.
For the elections that have just passed, in the end there were six candidates, of those, the one who received the fewest votes was Enrique Gómez.
For many, Sergio Fajardo was not so surprising: fourth with 4.20 of the votes; 888,588.
The surprise, although it was not ruled out either, was Hernández entering that second round.
- Petro: 40.32%, 8,527,768 (bulletin 68, 99.99% informed tables)
- Hernandez: 28.15%, 5,953,209
This is a scenario similar to that of 2018, between Petro and Iván Duque.
And history repeats itself, although at that time with fewer candidates, where will the votes go in the second round?
The former mayor of Bogotá and the former president of Bucaramanga, both with questions about decisions and resources in their administrations, must now go to seek the votes of the other options:
There are more than 800,000 from Fajardo, 274,250 from John Miltón Rodríguez, 50,539 from Enrique Gómez, and Ingrid Betancourt (who withdrew to support engineer Rodolfo) must also be counted with 14,878 and those of Luis Pérez who also withdrew but as was still on the ballot, 12,425 people voted for him.
For Ingrid Betancourt, the fact that a candidate has ‘won’ ‘with an opinion vote’ in the case of Hernández, opens up another political panorama for the country.
‘Fico’ has already decided his support
Fedérico ‘Fico’ Gutiérrez announced this Sunday that he will support Hernández in the second round, because he believes that Petro is not a good exchange option for the country.
The candidate who for many was from ‘uribismo’ but who accepted support from different fronts, and never claimed to be the standard bearer of Álvaro Uribe Vélez or the Democratic Center, exceeded 5 million votes.
Alliances will come, support from one side and others, and the constant dilemma of voters trying to convince others, even with insults and ridicule, to vote for their candidate.