Antanas Mockus is the Green Party of Colombia candidate for President. Election Day was yesterday, May 30, 2010. Mockus recieved 21.5 percent of the vote, and was in second place, qualifying him for the run-off election. Here are some articles about the election:
As reported at the Christian Science Monitor:
Polls had suggested that upstart Antanas Mockus was in a dead heat with Juan Manuel Santos in the Colombia presidential election. But Mr. Santos won the first round handily. He will face Mr. Mockus on the final ballot on June 20…
[Antanas] Mockus, the green party candidate who has largely shunned traditional politics, relied on social networking sites such as Facebook to fuel his campaign. He has appealed to so many here, especially university students, the same way “outsiders” have won elections among voters tired of traditional politics across Latin America.
There has been ongoing coverage of the race, including an article in Spanish, at Green Party Watch.
An opinion piece at Colombia Reports on-line discusses the controversy about the difference between the polling and the outcome in this race, and explores accusations of possible fraud.