On June 19th, 2022, Gustavo Petro officially secured his spot at the head of Colombia's government, winning 50.4% of the vote in the runoff presidential election against Rodolfo Hernández. The runoff results were similar to the trends reported in the last polls and during the first round. Voter turnout increased from the first round of voting, ultimately helping turn the election for Petro.
Now that the election has concluded, what can Colombians, and the rest of the world, expect from their new president? Furthermore, what do these results signify for the future of Colombian politics? Review our analysis of the results, responses from Colombian and world leaders, and the candidates' post-election speeches for a better sense of what to expect from Petro ahead of his August 7th start date.