Proper-winger Duque retains lead in ballot for Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Proper-wing candidate Ivan Duque stored his lead over rivals forward of Colombia’s Might 27 presidential election, with 35 p.c of voters saying they deliberate to again him, a survey by YanHaas confirmed on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Colombian presidential candidate Ivan Duque speaks throughout a marketing campaign occasion in Bogota, Colombia Might 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Help for Duque, a protégé of former President Alvaro Uribe, fell three factors from the final YanHaas survey in April.

Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, a former M-19 insurgent and ex-mayor of Bogota, was in second place with 26 p.c, down 2 factors from the final survey by YanHaas.

Centrist Sergio Fajardo was third with 14 p.c and help for center-right German Vargas Lleras was 6 p.c.

Reporting by Bogota newsroom; Modifying by Sandra Maler

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