Colombia: Leftist Gustavo Petro is favourite in two-horse race for presidency

  • Colombia's presidential election on 29 May is a two-horse race between leftist Petro and centre-right Federico Gutierrez

  • Petro is well ahead in the polls but it is unlikely he'll get enough votes to win outright, meaning a run-off on 19 June

  • Whoever wins, they will take over at a difficult time but Petro represents a greater threat to macro-stability

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