Colombia's Vote: The Road Ahead for Iván Duque

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

A light lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m.

On Sunday, Iván Duque was elected president in one of the most significant elections in Colombia's recent history. Duque won 54 percent of the vote, defeating Gustavo Petro, who earned 42 percent. At a time of deep divide for Colombia, how will Duque direct the trajectory for a hemispheric leader and a close US ally on the regional and world stages?

President-elect Duque will take office on August 7 with many immediate tasks including: jumpstarting economic growth now as a member of the OECD; determining next steps around the peace process; putting in place new mechanisms to combat corruption; and navigating the challenges of a deepening crisis next door in Venezuela. What new policies can we expect in these crucial areas?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center today, June 19 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (EDT)— two days after the Colombian election — for a rapid reaction discussion on what to expect from President-elect Duque on some of the most pressing issues facing the country today.

Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005. 

Registration is Required


Alina Dieste
Washington Correspondent
Agence France-Presse
Tomás González
Member, Atlantic Council Colombia Task Force;
Executive Director, Colombia
International Monetary Fund

Juan Carlos López 
US Political Director & Anchor
CNN en Español

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

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