May 19, 2018 / 7:21 PM / 3 months ago

Right-wing Duque keeps lead in survey ahead of Colombia election

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque is holding onto his long-time lead over rivals ahead of Colombia’s May 27 presidential election, according to a poll published on Saturday.

Colombian presidential candidate Ivan Duque is seen in an elevator after a campaign event in Bogota, Colombia May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

Support for Duque, a protégé of former President Alvaro Uribe, rose a slight 0.2 percentage points to 41.5 percent in the Invamer poll, compared with its last survey in April.

Leftist candidate Gustavo Petro, a former M-19 rebel and ex-mayor of Bogota, was in second place with 29.5 percent, down 1.5 percentage points from the last survey by Invamer.

Centrist Sergio Fajardo was third with 16.3 percent and centre-right German Vargas was at 6.6 percent.

Cifras YanHaas CNC May Cifras y InvamerMa

y May 17 18 Conceptos y 19

Concept May 18

os May

10

Ivan 34 35 36 35 41.5

Duque

Gustavo 22.5 26 27 24 29.5

Petro

Sergio 13.8 14 18 16 16.3

Fajardo

German 13.2 6 10 14.3 6.6

Vargas

Margin of 4.5 3.2 2.9 3.6 2.8

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Reporting by Bogota newsroom; Editing by Chris Reese

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