Colombians have voted for change

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Development and Cooperation published an article by Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón in mid-July. The article explains that the presidential elections that took place in Colombia on June 19th brought a left-wing candidacy to the presidency of the country for the first time in its history. The electoral result does not emerge in a vacuum; the election of Gustavo Petro – a former guerrilla – and Francia Márquez – an environmental activist – into the presidency responds to the discontent of Colombians with the outgoing government, manifested in the nationwide protests taking place since 2019. Read the article.