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After weeks of waiting, Colombia’s presidential election run-off was so one-sided it was over in minutes.
Former Bogota mayor and Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus had appealed to voters with his challenge to traditional parties and a call for cleaner government.
But in the end they overwhelmingly chose ex-finance and defense minister Juan Manuel Santos, who promised to continue the security and pro-business policies made popular by his former boss, President Alvaro Uribe.
As soon as results began to flood in from polling stations, the winner was clear: Santos ended up taking 69 percent of votes and a historic record of more than nine million ballots in total.