Conservative Duque wins Colombia presidential election: official

Bogota (AFP) – Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels, which he pledged to overhaul.

Duque, 41, polled just over 54 percent to his leftist rival Gustavo Petro’s 41.7 percent with nearly 97 percent of the vote counted, electoral officials said.