(CNN Spanish) – President-elect of Colombia, Gustavo PedroPedro announced on Tuesday that he had spoken with US President Joe Biden.
Posting on Twitter, the elected president said: “I am now on the path to a more serious and natural diplomatic relationship and have a very friendly conversation with US President Biden.
In his words, the “greater equality” relationship for the benefit of the two peoples.
On the way to a more serious and natural diplomatic relationship, I now have a very friendly conversation with US President Biden.
In his words, a “more equal” relationship for the benefit of both peoples.
– குஸ்டாவோ பெட்ரோ (@petrogustavo) June 21, 2022
The left-wing candidate won the second presidential round in Colombia with more than 11 million votes, according to the Registrar’s Office.
Defined as Peter A “progressive” left-wing leader In a very traditional and right-wing country. As he said in an interview with CNN, he proposes to “revolve around life”, protect natural resources and the environment, as well as “deepen democracy” and “create an economic structure based on production”. In July 2021.
Pedro was the second-most-voted candidate against Ivan Duque in 2018, and in a highly polarized campaign, many chose not to associate themselves with either of the two candidates who represented the apex. Many voted against Pedro in support of Colombia’s current president, Duke, for fear of “being like Venezuela”, as the Democratic Center campaign said.
In this campaign, however, Pedro showed a very moderate tone and was criticized by many in his ranks for colluding with traditional politicians known as political machines.
With information from Juan Carlos Lopez and Claudia Repasa