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Colombian presidential candidate Rodolfo Hernández receives a warm welcome at the National Congress of Oil Palm Growers in Bucaramanga, Colombia, on June 3. Fernanda Pineda/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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After Colombia's election surprise, a populist TikTok star poses stiff competition

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Attendees during a closing campaign rally for presidential candidate Gustavo Petro in Bogotá, Colombia. Petro is ahead in the polls for this Sunday's election, but it's expected to go to a second round in June. Andres Cardona/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia goes into elections Sunday with a leftist looking to make history

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Colombian presidential candidate Gustavo Petro speaks during a campaign rally in Medellín, Colombia, on April 7. Petro is polling first ahead of the May 29 election. Edinson Ivan Arroyo Mora/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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He's running to be Colombia's 1st left-wing president. Here's what he plans to do

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Ivan Duque, presidential candidate for the Democratic Center, and his vice presidential candidate Marta Lucia Ramirez, raise arms after winning the first round of Colombia's presidential election. A runoff with Gustavo Petro will be held June 17. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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Colombia's Presidential Election Moves To A 2nd Round Pitting Right Against Left

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A man casts his vote at a polling station in Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, during parliamentary elections in Colombia on March 11. The elections are the first that FARC will partake in as a legal political party. (Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images) Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A FARC supporter waves a banner during the launch of Timochenko's presidential campaign in Bogotá, Colombia, on Saturday. The word for "liberty" in Spanish is stamped on his tie. Manuel Rueda for NPR hide caption

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