The presidential election 2022 in Colombia is just a few weeks away and millions of Colombians will have the responsibility of the best candidate for the 2022-2026 period. In that sense, by the end of May it will be known who will replace Iván Duque.
Of the more than 39 million citizens entitled to exercise their right to vote, they will have to choose between seven combinations for the positions of president and vice president. These will assume power on August 7 of this year and must deliver it the same day, but in 2026. Find out where you have to vote this May 29.
WHERE TO VOTE – CHECK POLLING PLACE, COLOMBIA 2022 ELECTIONS
If you still do not know where you have to vote in these presidential elections in Colombia 2022, enter this link and you can learn more details on its official page.
HOW PETRO GETS TO THE 2022 COLOMBIA ELECTIONS
If he prevails at the polls, it would be the first time that a former guerrilla has led the armed forces of a country in conflict, historically governed by conservative and liberal elites, and without the past of military coups that crosses the continent.
His rise unsettles the barracks. From the president to the defense minister, passing through the commander of the army, they lined up against Petro. And although the Constitution prevents them from voting and deliberating, rarely have men-at-arms intervened so openly in a campaign, analysts note.
“There are those who perceive within the military that this war was won on the battlefield but it is being lost politically (…) they consider that the political class with which the army has been, which is the one that has always governed , is losing ”, explains the analyst and retired colonel Carlos Alfonso Velásquez to AFP.
HOW TO KNOW IF I AM A VOTING JURY
- To find out if you are part of the voting jury, you can enter the following link. In addition, you can also consult them in the lists that will be published by the mayor’s offices of each municipality. Ideally, you should make this query starting on Thursday, May 12, which is when the Registrar’s Office will publish the official list of the names of the people who were selected.
WHAT ARE THE FAJARDO PROPOSALS
Earlier, the centrist Fajardo also visited the capital of Norte de Santander, who also promised that, if elected, he will turn his eyes to that department and especially to Catatumbo.
Fajardo, a cycling fan, cycled 20 kilometers along with about a hundred athletes, from the Pinar del Río neighborhood to the village of La Garita, in the Los Patios municipality, which is part of the Cúcuta metropolitan area.
“Employment, peace and security, these three articulated words will get Norte de Santander out of the problem it is in,” Fajardo said at a press conference, lamenting the fact that “the Catatumbo is a forgotten region, used by politicking ”.
Fajardo also highlighted the need to reopen the international bridges that connect Colombia with Venezuela, countries that share a 2,219-kilometer border, much of it jungle and dominated by illegal armed groups.
Voting intention polls for the May 29 elections place the leftist Petro in first place, with “Fico” Gutiérrez in second, the independent populist Rodolfo Hernández in third and Fajardo in fourth, but it is highly likely that a second will be necessary. return between the first two, which would be played on June 19.