Colombia elects president in scandal-tainted race

May 25, 2014 6:42 PM

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Colombia elects president in scandal-tainted race

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians vote Sunday in a presidential election characterized by a clash of personalities and relentless mudslinging that have overshadowed differences on how to put an end to a half-century of guerrilla violence.

Despite presiding over one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies, support for President Juan Manuel Santos' re-election has been falling steadily for months, especially among poor Colombians who haven't benefited as much from the economic boom.

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