Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Colombia Elections Last Poll shows possible runoff, and conservatives will be decisive.

(L-R) Colombian presidential candidates German Vargas Lleras of the Cambio Radical party, Gustavo Petro of the Polo Democratico Alternativo,. Antanas Mockus of the Green Party (Partido Verde), Noemi Sanin of the Conservative Party, and Juan Manuel Santos (La U Party)(Reuter Photo)

According to a poll published today in El Tiempo newspaper, presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos, the front-runner ahead of next month’s election in Colombia, saw his lead over his nearest challenger narrow.  Santos (La U party), had the support of 30 percent of  interviewed by Ipsos this week, compared with 20 percent backing Antanas Mockus (Green Party) and 12 percent for Noemi Sanin (Conservative Party).

Santos is down 6% (from 36% in March), Mockus up from 9 percent to 20% and Sanin is down 5% (from 17 percent to 12), El Tiempo said.

If no candidate gets more  than 50 percent of first-round votes on May 30 , there will be a runoff  next June 20.

None of the candidates represents a threat to  the economic and security policies of current President Alvaro Uribe, who could not run for a second reelection.

Colombia is now the fourth largest economy of SouthAmerica ($242 billion GP) and  during Uribe´s two terms Colombia grew at record levels obtaining  about $50 billion in investment. Uribe´s main objective was to fight drug- funded guerrillas like FARC , which has lost  60% of its manpower, Uribe achieved also to slash the murder and kidnapping rates.

The survey of 1,200 people in 36 cities nationwide was conducted April 13-14 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

5 Responses to Colombia Elections Last Poll shows possible runoff, and conservatives will be decisive.

  1. Nicky

    June 24, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I’ve got to hand it to you, you did a good job. The information is very appreciated.

  2. pypepiorp

    June 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wo…Nice Blog, Nice tips, Great article!, I have recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work. Well Come Back To My Blog Ipad
    http://www.ipadzu.net

  3. school grants

    April 29, 2010 at 4:37 am

    nice post. thanks.

  4. Mitchel Nik

    April 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Thanks dude, that is extremely helpful information, thanks.

  5. Andrew Pelt

    April 18, 2010 at 3:45 am

    I found your site via google thanks for the post. I will save it for future reference. Thanks Cruise