Colombia voted and will be a runoff
Colombia had the elections for president and vice president of the country.
With more than 10 thousand places registered to vote today, the Colombian polls closed at 4:00 pm local time, on a quiet day, except for some incidents linked to the guerrillas.
A total of 29.9 million citizens were called to the polls to elect, in the first round, a successor for President Alvaro Uribe, who will complete his leadership on August 7 after eight years in the government.
According to the authorities of the elections, the results will be known by 90% from approximately 8:00 pm local time of Sunday.
Voting took place after a campaign full of surprises, where Juan Manuel Santos, from the Party of the U, and Noemi Sanin, from the Conservative Party, began first, but fell, according to the polls when the independent Antanas Mockus, from the Green Party entered.
Mockus competes with Santos and relegated Sanin, who is now in the third place with Senator Gustavo Petro, of the leftist Alternative Democratic Pole.
Like Sanin, other candidates were also relegated to the polls such as Rafael Pardo, of the Liberal Party, and Germain Vargas, of the Radical Change.
Polls before the voting were giving a technical tie between the candidate Juan Manuel Santos (Partido de la U) and the Green Party candidate, Antanas Mockus, without the possibility for any of them to reach an absolute majority.
If so, both candidates will dispute the presidency in a runoff scheduled for 20 June.