Left-wing Historic Pact coalition emerges victorious in Colombia

The victory of the Historic Pact is expected to bring an end to decades of conservative and neoliberal politics which have dominated the country.

June 20, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

The left-wing Historic Pact coalition led by Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez have emerged victorious in the Colombian presidential elections. Petro will be the first left-wing president of the country which for decades has suffered under the rule of pro-US conservative politicians. Many see the victory as part of a broader leftward shift across the region following the period of neoliberal reactionary governments.