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Colombia: A Gamechanging Election

Colombia is on the verge of potentially monumental change this weekend. Left-wing candidates for President and Vice-President, Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, are leading in the polls and expected to emerge victorious in the May 29th Presidential election. If the polls are correct, this would be the first time in the modern era the left had succeeded in Colombia and would end decades of rule by far-right wing forces.

Journalist Zoe Alexandra of People’s Dispatch joins BT News to help us understand the stakes of the election for Colombia, the proposals of the candidates and the related regional impacts.

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