Aside from the disagreements on the ongoing negotiations between government officials and FARC militia commanders, Colombia’s two presidential candidates don’t differ much in their views for their country’s economic policies and foreign affairs.
Their economic policies and foreign affairs proposals for the future are very similar. Both advocate business-friendly policies, seek to enlarge Colombias diplomatic role in South America, and promise to make responsible fiscal decisions that will prolong Colombias current pattern of growth. In terms of social policyincluding LGBT rightsthere are some differences, but the fundamental variation between the incumbent and his challenger continues to revolve around the FARC and the role it should be permitted to play in the Colombian electoral system.
Taking their past policy decisions as cabinet members and current platform proposals into account, heres what Colombia would look like under a re-elected President Juan Manuel Santos or a newly-elected Oscar Ivan Zuluaga: