Colombians vote in a runoff between two frontrunners from opposite ends of the political spectrum, while a peace process with leftist rebels hangs in the balance. Gustavo Petro, a leftist running on an anti-establishment platform, and Ivan Duque, a conservative lawyer and former senator who has promised to change some provisions of the controversial 2016 peace deal between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels that brought to an end over half-a-century of armed conflict. Duque, a former bureaucrat at the Inter-American Development Bank, promises to stimulate the economy by decreasing taxes on businesses and boosting oil production. His critics point out that the
41-year-old has almost no managerial experience.