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Right-winger Duque keeps lead in poll for Colombia election

  • Published at 09:37 am May 18th, 2018
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File Photo: Colombian presidential candidate Ivan Duque speaks during a campaign event in Bogota, Colombia May 10, 2018 Reuters

Support for Duque, a protégé of former President Alvaro Uribe, fell 3 points from the last YanHaas survey in April

Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque kept his lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, with 35% of voters saying they planned to back him, a survey by YanHaas showed on Thursday.

Support for Duque, a protégé of former President Alvaro Uribe, fell 3 points from the last YanHaas survey in April.

Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, a former M-19 rebel and ex-mayor of Bogota, was in second place with 26%, down 2 points from the last survey by YanHaas.

Centrist Sergio Fajardo was third with 14% and support for centre-right German Vargas Lleras was 6 percent.