It’s Santos v. Mockus in Round 2

santosvmockusAs expected, the result from today’s elections in Colombia is a run-off next month.  What was not expected is that Santos came very close to winning outright in the first round and that he had roughly twice the votes of Mockus. 

From the National Registry:

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Trying to find an additional 3.5% for Santos will be a lot easier than finding the 28.5% that Mockus needs.  There is also the question of who will turn out for the second round—and what the candidates do in terms of the campaign between now and then.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter