Latin American Program in the News: Colombian Presidential Candidate Stumbles Over Campaign Allegations

By The Wall Street Journal

May 24, 2014

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The candidacy of Óscar Iván Zuluaga, Colombia's most conservative presidential hopeful, began to resonate with prospective voters barely two weeks ago, with polls showing he could beat President Juan Manuel Santos in elections beginning Sunday....

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Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the recent presidential elections in Colombia, which took place on Sunday, May 25, 2014. This article dicusses conservative candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga, his surge in pre-vote polls, and the recent allegation against his campaign. 

Despite these allegations, on Sunday, Zuluaga beat President Juan Manuel Santos by 29.2 to 25.6 percent of the vote. The two will now face each other in a runoff on June 15, 2014.

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