June 20, 2010 / 9:42 PM / 9 years ago

Colombia's Santos wins presidential election

Colombia's presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos casts his vote accompanied by his wife Maria Clemencia (3rd R) and sons Martin and Esteban (R) during presidential elections in Bogota June 20, 2010. Colombians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off that former Defense Minister Santos was expected to win after vowing to continue the incumbent president's policies on security and the economy. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Former Colombian Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos won the Andean nation’s presidential election on Sunday with more than half of polling stations tallied.

Santos had 69.21 percent of votes.

Reporting by Bogota Bureau

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