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6/15/14

A big day for Latin American politics

Colombia votes for its President today and the result will affect country and region alike. After Uribe Zuluaga's bigger than expected win in round one he's now probable favourite (which surprised the merry hell out of me compared to the near lock on the election that Santos had at the beginning of 2014). However Santos is by no means out of it and a larger turnout than in the poorly attended round one is likely to help the sitting President.

It's Sunday morning and polls are now open. As Colombia's post-close fast count system lives up too its name and is a very accurate read on the true numbers, we'll know who's in charge for the next four years in 12 hours' time. For more, this is AP today and here's Colombia Reports yesterday via a guest post in Think Progress

PS: And of course, for news as it happens including real-time coverage in English of the results this evening, no better place than the Colombia Reports main page, right here.