With 94.57% of votes in the highly accurate pre-count now in, Colombia’s respected media channel El Tiempo has just called it:
At this time, we have:
- Gustavo Petro: 50.69%
- Rodolfo Hernández: 47.04%
- Spoiled/Blank: The rest
We await the official final numbers, as well as the declarations of the winners and the losers, but what was framed as a tight vote has come in with a larger margin than many expected. Colombia has voted for its first ever left wing President.
UPDATE: Rodolfo Hernández has conceded in correct and diplomatic style, a good thing for the near-term.