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Defeated Colombian Leftist Calls On Voters To Back Santos

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June 04, 2014 AT 1:15 PM
Leftist politician Clara Lopez, who was defeated in the first round of Colombia's presidential elections, has called on her supporters to back incumbent Juan Manuel Santos in the June 15 runoff vote to keep the country's peace process on track. Center-right Santos and right-wing Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who is skeptical of peace talks with FARC rebels, are neck-and-neck in a tight election race, according to a poll last week that put just one percentage point between them in voter intentions.