2022 Elections Could Bring Colombia it’s first Left-wing President: Gustavo Petro

The biggest digital social media were working hand-in-hand with the government to censor any resistance to the State and to cover up the crimes committed by officials, while covert far-right militia were carrying out the murder of civilians.

Colombia’s presidential election begun on 29th May 2022, with six candidates running. Gustavo Petro, former Mayor of Bogotá and currently Senator, with the Historic Pact for Colombia party, hopes to become the first president of Colombia of the Left, with Francia Márquez, also a Senator, thus viably becoming the first Afro-Columbian candidate for the role of vice presidency.

The second round of the election, with two candidates remaining, will take place on 19th June 2022. Due to the way the election voting scheme functions in Colombia, the hopes for the victory of Gustavo Petro are currently very low and fragile, since his opposing Ring-wing candidate is projected to incorporate the votes of opposing Duque, who lost in the first round of the vote.

In the infamous 2021 Colombian protests there was a lot of state suppression of the civilian population inside the country, with the biggest digital social media working hand-in-hand with the government to censor any resistance to the State, and to cover up the crimes committed by officials. Due to volatile political situation in the country at the time, the covert far-right militia were working together with the official state militarized-police, carrying out the murder of civilians while presenting themselves as protesters.

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