Factbox: Candidates in Colombia’s presidential election

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Reuters – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is fighting for re-election in a runoff vote after losing to right-wing challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga in a close first round. Zuluaga, a former finance minister, won 29.3 percent of the vote in the first round. JUAN MANUEL SANTOS As defense minister for former President Alvaro Uribe, Santos led a successful campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels. Born into one of Colombia’s most powerful families, the president, 62, has followed market-friendly economic policies, helping to sustain solid growth.

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