By means of a brief message through his social networks, Rodolfo Hernandez, who was the candidate for the Colombian presidency on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Rulers League party, accepted his defeat in the elections against his opponent Gustavo Petro, who this Sunday has become the virtual president.
"Colombians, today the majority of citizens who voted have done so by choosing the other candidate. As I have repeatedly expressed, I accept the result as it must be if we want our institutions to be strong", he detailed.
In a message of just over a minute, Hernandez expressed his hope that the decision of the citizens will be the best and the right one for Colombia.
"I sincerely hope that this decision taken by the citizens will be beneficial for all and that Colombia will move towards the change that prevailed in the first round vote".
In turn, he wished the best to the now virtual president, Gustavo Petro.
"I wish Dr. Gustavo Petro that he knows how to lead the country, that he is faithful to his speech against corruption and that he does not disappoint those who trusted him."
Finally, he thanked the Colombian people for having accepted his proposal, even though it was not the winning one.
With 99.79 percent of the tables counted after the election day held this Sunday, June 9, the Gustavo Petro-Francia Márquez formula obtained 50.48 percent of the votes of the electorate in their favor -11 million 274 thousand 343-, while the duo generated by Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo only registered 47.26 percent -10 million 554 thousand 561- of the votes.
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