Gustavo Petro is polling well in the run-up to Colombia’s first-round presidential election on May 29. But recent events suggest the former mayor of Bogotá might struggle to bring more moderate voters to his side. What concessions is he willing to make to build bridges to the center and center-left? And which of his competitors is best positioned to close the gap in the weeks ahead? Joining the AQ podcast this week to offer an unvarnished look at the race and how the frontrunners might govern is Miguel Silva, the founder of Galileo 6, a strategic communications, political and crisis management firm based in Bogotá, Colombia.
Miguel Silva is a lawyer, journalist and communications consultant. He is the founder of Galileo 6, a strategic communications, political and crisis management firm based in Bogotá, Colombia.
Benjamin Russell is a guest editor for AQ.
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