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Elections in Colombia 2022, live: Petro vs Rodolfo Hernández, voting, bulletins and results


Follow live the last minute of the voting, the Registry and the results of the presidential elections in Colombia between Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández this June 19.

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10 hours ago

This was the passage of Rodolfo Hernández by the mayor of Bucaramanga

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Bucaramanga, in the north of Colombia, was the scene in which the political career of Rodolfo Hernández took off, who now seeks to reach the House of Nariño.

The 'engineer', as he calls himself, became mayor in 2016 after winning by a difference of less than 5,000 votes with the candidate who followed him and launched a management to which he now makes continuous references.

Known as "Pretty City", it is the capital of the department of Santander.

Having amassed a fortune in the construction business, Hernández signed up to run for mayor with an independent civic movement called "Lógica, Ética y Estética."

And he managed to prevail over a former liberal mayor, with his speech against "politickers", with just over 77,000 votes (in a universe of nearly 500,000 qualified).



10 hours ago

How was the passage of Gustavo Petro for the mayor of Bogotá

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Before becoming a benchmark for the left in Colombia and a persistent candidate for president —now closer than ever, although a tough fight awaits him in the second round against Rodolfo Hernández—, Gustavo Petro served as mayor of Bogotá, a position that launched him to the national scene in the midst of controversies, lights and shadows.

Petro has just obtained just over 8,500,000 votes, or 40.32% of the total, in the first round of the presidential elections – almost double what it got in the 2018 presidential elections, and eight times more than in 2010. — and was the most voted candidate.

By not exceeding 50%, however, he will have to face Hernández on June 19 in the second round.

But none of this would have been possible without Petro's controversial tenure as mayor of Bogotá between 2012 and 2015, which with his successes and mistakes made the candidate a benchmark on the left in Colombia and a recurring name among presidential candidates. .



11 hours ago

Questions about test data released from the election in Colombia

This Saturday users on Twitter pointed out that some non-real results of the Registrar's Office on the elections in Colombia had become visible.

On the night of Friday, June 17, the presidential candidate Gustavo Petro published a video on his social networks with the text "Let the Registry explain" in which a platform was seen with what appears to be test data or a simulation of results. by departments for the second round, data that could also be seen reflected since Friday in a widget from three weeks ago published by CNN.

Although the Registrar's Office says that drills are not carried out, a magistrate from the National Electoral Council assured CNN that they confirmed to him that a contractor did a simulation.

The Registry said in a statement this Saturday that "before the publication of videos and images where figures appear prior to the vote of the second round of the presidential election, the National Registry of Civil Status informs that the entity does not make simulations or statistical projections on results".

CNN en Español contacted Luis Guillermo Pérez, magistrate of the National Electoral Council, who confirmed that there was a simulation of data through the contractor company Indra in the press room of the Registrar's Office.

“The Director of Information Technology at the Registrar's Office told me.

They did it in the Press Room of the Registrar's Office, although the official statement from the Registrar's Office tries to deny that information, "he said in an interview with CNN.


12 hours ago

This is Verónica Alcocer, the wife of Gustavo Petro

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He was born in Sincelejo, in the department of Sucre in the north of the country, in a right-wing coastal family with a good economic position.

She, who recently turned 46, and met Gustavo Petro, 62, at the beginning of the year 2000 when he traveled to Sincelejo to give a lecture at the Caribbean University Corporation.

Alcocer was studying Law there, which after several attempts she never completed.

In an interview with Blu Radio, he says that at first there was practically no exchange of words between them: he arrived, threw a compliment and went on his way.

At the conference she was struck by her intelligence.

The rest is history.

As Alcocer had been raised in a conservative family, the biggest challenge for the couple seemed to be her father, Jorge Emilio Alcocer, a great admirer of conservative politician Álvaro Gómez, according to his daughter.

However, despite Petro's guerrilla past in the M-19, everything went very well.

That same year they got married.

She had a son, Nicolás, and together they had two other daughters: Sofía and Antonella.

Petro also had several children from his previous partners.



12 hours ago

This is Socorro Oliveros, wife of Rodolfo Hernández

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Socorro Oliveros, 71, was born in Bucaramanga, Santander.

They met Hernández (77 today) when she was very young, she was about 20 and he was 27, at a river outlet, he told Blu Radio.

One of the first gifts he gave her was a show horse she called 'Pastrana' and she became a rider, she said in an interview on journalist Oscar Lizcano's YouTube channel.

During her first years of marriage she was dedicated to her children and to being a housewife, but years later she took over the family business and today she participates in her husband's campaign.

Oliveros is the third of nine children and has four children —her eldest daughter, Juliana, was kidnapped and murdered by the ELN years ago, in a fact that Hernández has recalled in several interviews—;

They also have two grandchildren.

This bumanguesa, interior designer, defines herself as a "simple, simple" person.



14 hours ago

Are there points in common between Petro and Hernández?

By Nacho Giron

The senator elected by the Green Alliance Party Ariel Ávila offers his point of view.

Are there coincidences between Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández?


14 hours ago

Possible sanctions to the candidates for not doing the presidential debate

By Wilson Boat

Possible sanctions on Colombian candidates for not debating 1:34

14 hours ago

The Registrar denies that there are "two days of voting" in the second round

Through its Twitter account, the National Registry of Civil Status in Colombia has denied information that supposedly circulates on social networks and that speaks of "two days" of voting for the second presidential round.

#Attention |

We notify the public that the information circulating on social networks about two days of voting for the second presidential round is completely false.

– National Registry of Civil Status (@Registraduria) June 18, 2022

It should be remembered that, at least in Colombian territory (you can already vote in various places abroad), the polls will open this Sunday, June 19, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm local time.

15 hours ago

Government of Colombia meets with the OAS Electoral Observation Mission before the elections

By Marlon Sorto

Colombian government officials, including the president, Iván Duque, and the vice president and chancellor, Marta Lucía Ramírez, met with representatives of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Colombian president reported this Saturday on Twitter, where he posted a video of the encounter.

The meeting takes place prior to the second electoral round in which the new president of the country will be defined this Sunday.

According to Duque, at the meeting, the Government presented advances in the plans to "guarantee, together with the Public Force, the peaceful development of the day."

The #OASenColombia Mission led by @EladioLoizaga, was received by President @IvanDuque and Vice President @mluciaramirez and Interior Minister @DanielPalam with whom they discussed the observation work ahead of the 2nd presidential round of #EleccionesColombia.

– OAS (@OEA_oficial) June 18, 2022

15 hours ago

The 5 controversies of Rodolfo Hernández

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One word could summarize the political career of Rodolfo Hernández, who will fight for the presidency of Colombia against Gustavo Petro after obtaining second place in the first round of the elections: controversy.

Hernández, a businessman turned politician who rose to fame with an anti-corruption speech, had shot up in the polls in the weeks before the first round and, despite the disbelief of some sectors, prevailed as a rival for the second round by above other opponents much better known as 'Fico' Gutiérrez.

The trajectory of the former mayor of Bucaramanga has been full of controversial sayings and facts, but above all sayings that reveal his vision of a country marked by a history of violence, corruption and inequality.

Here, a review of some of the most significant since 2016, when he became mayor of the eastern city, until the campaign.

2022: the poor are "the best business in the world"

Hernández, from a working-class family, made his fortune entering the business of building affordable housing for the poorest families in the 1990s, when Colombia was going through a construction crisis.

At that time, "in the face of a possible insolvency to pay the credits acquired," says his website, he created PLAN 100, in which families could buy a house in 100 monthly installments that they pay directly to him.

Hernández's company was a construction company and a bank at the same time, earning interest on its own financing.

His vision of the place of the "poor" and the "entrepreneurs" in Colombia, one of the most unequal countries in Latin America, has also generated deep controversy.



15 hours ago

The 5 controversies of Gustavo Petro

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With the arrival of the second round, eyes are focused once again on Petro, the controversial candidate representing the left in Colombia and who has just received the most votes in the first round, and on Hernández, no less controversial.

This is a look at the main controversies around the figure of Petro.

1978-1990: militancy in the M-19 guerrilla

In his youth, Petro was a member of the M-19, a guerrilla group demobilized in 1990, but which gave many opinion blows and led to one of the most tragic violent episodes in the country's history, the taking of the Palace of Justice in 1985. 

Petro joined the April 19 Movement at the age of 18.

The group was part of the so-called second wave of guerrilla movements in the country that grew throughout the region in the 1970s, influenced by the Cuban Revolution.

In 1978 he was living in Zipaquirá, a town on the outskirts of Bogotá, when he read the documents summarizing the M-19 Conference, as he himself recounts in his book, Petro una vida, many lives.

"From a rational point of view, his thesis was very logical and popular: we had to vindicate the country's history, the popular soul. It was easy for us to understand the need for that vindication, since we lived in the midst of that popular world," writes Petro about group arguments. 



16 hours ago

ANALYSIS: What do Gustavo Petro or Rodolfo Hernández need to win?

By Melissa Velasquez Loaiza

The second presidential round in Colombia is very close: the name of the country's ruler for the next four years will soon be known, for the period 2022-2026.

But the panorama is not clear, and in fact it is difficult to get an idea of ​​the outcome of the election considering that most of the polls that were released in recent weeks showed a technical tie between Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández.

In the remaining hours, the controversies of a race as tight as this one could add or subtract votes from any of the candidates, according to analysts consulted by CNN.

"The strategy today is not to add. The strategy today is how many votes are lost," Esteban Salazar, coordinator of Democracy and Governance of the Peace and Reconciliation Foundation (Pares) in Bogotá, told CNN.

And according to him, the blank vote is the one that could ultimately take away votes from any of the candidates.

"On this occasion, the polls show, in fact, that the blank vote is growing more than the intention to vote for one or another candidate," said Salazar.



16 hours ago

There are devices and reactions ready to guarantee electoral security: Minister of Defense of Colombia

By Fernando del Rincon

Molano: There is a team prepared for the election in Colombia 0:53

17 hours ago

What political effects can the blank vote have?

The Political Constitution of Colombia mentions in its article 258 that, in the event that the blank votes obtain the majority (half plus one of all the valid votes), the election will have to be repeated.

"The vote to elect members of a Public Corporation, governor, mayor or the first round in the presidential elections must be repeated only once when, of the total number of valid votes, the blank votes constitute the majority," says article 258.

However, if the blank vote wins again in the new election, the winner will be the candidate with the highest number of valid votes, explains the Registry.

17 hours ago

What is the difference between a blank vote, null and abstention?

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Almost 39 million voters are summoned to go out to vote from 8 am to 4 pm, local time.

Voters will be able to choose from several different alliances, each consisting of one candidate for president and one for vice president.

The electoral card will include said formulas and, in addition, will have a box with the legend "BLANK VOTE".

In this sense, what does the blank vote refer to in Colombia?

Is it different from invalid votes and abstention?



18 hours ago

What time does the dry law start in Colombia?

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The sale and consumption of intoxicating beverages will be prohibited throughout the national territory from 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, as announced by the Ministry of the Interior. 

What happens if someone breaks the dry law?

According to decree 979 of the Ministry of the Interior, issued for this second round, violations of the dry law "will be subject to corrective measures by mayors and police inspectors and station commanders, in accordance with the provisions of the National Police Code and Coexistence".

Sanctions include fines and temporary suspensions for establishments.



18 hours ago

How to correctly mark the election card?

Para votar simplemente debes marcar con X la casilla con la fórmula de tu elección. El voto es válido, según la Registraduría, si marcas con la X u otro símbolo sobre la casilla de la fórmula o de uno de los integrantes, tal como puede verse en la imagen que se encuentra a continuación debajo a la izquierda. También es válido el voto en blanco.

El voto es nulo si marcas en casillas de fórmulas diferentes o en la casilla de una de las fórmulas y la de "voto en blanco".

Crédito: Registraduría Colombia

Si te equivocas al momento de marcar, puedes entregar al jurado que se encuentra en el puesto de votación el tarjetón y pedir que te entreguen uno nuevo.

Se considera voto no marcado si depositas la tarjeta sin ningún tipo de marca o con marcas fuera de las casillas.

Hace 18 horas

¿Cómo es el tarjetón en la segunda vuelta?

El tarjetón electoral para la segunda vuelta de las elecciones de Colombia, que se celebrará este 19 de junio, cuenta con tres casillas, dos para las fórmulas conformadas por Rodolfo Hernández-Marelen Castillo y Gustavo Petro-Francia Márquez respectivamente, y una para el voto en blanco.

La tarjeta, con un tamaño de media hoja carta, tiene claramente identificadas a las fórmulas de la Liga de Gobernantes Anticorrupción y de Pacto Histórico con las fotos y nombres de los candidatos, así como los logos de las agrupaciones.

Crédito: Registraduría Colombia


Hace 18 horas

¿Cómo puedo votar si vivo en el exterior?

Crédito: JUAN PABLO PINO/AFP via Getty Images

250 voting stations are set up in 67 countries around the world and 1,343 polling stations will be set up so that just over 972,000 Colombians can vote, says the Registrar's Office.

The United States, Venezuela and Spain are the countries where the most Colombian voters are qualified for the presidential elections.

In accordance with the provisions of Law 1475 of 2011 in its article 51: "The voting periods of Colombian citizens residing abroad must be open for one week, it being understood that the first day is the Monday before the official voting date. the respective election in the national territory".



Source: cnnespanol

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