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Colombia’s surging ‘Green Wave’

Van Ferrier has written an article at The Media Co-op about Antanas Mockus, Colombia’s Green Party presidential candidate who has surged into first place in polls in recent weeks.

If Green candidate Antanas Mockus maintains his lead, he would become the first Green Party head of government ever. Since the beginning of the campaign in March, Mockus has rocketed from 9 percent to 39 percent. He currently leads Juan Manuel Santos by 12 percentage points. Neither Mockus nor Santos are positioned to win the election on the first ballot, thereby forcing a run-off vote the third week of June.

Read the full article, including details about Mockus’ record as mayor of Bogota and Partido Verde campaign tactics, at The Media Co-Op.

Dave Schwab

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