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Ex-minister Alvaro Uribe wins Colombia election

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Colombian citizens vote in presidential elections in Panama City (AP)

Colombian citizens vote in presidential elections in Panama City (AP)

Colombian citizens vote in presidential elections in Panama City (AP)

A former defence minister promising to build on President Alvaro Uribe's security gains has convincingly won Colombia's presidential elections but is headed for a run-off with a maverick outsider.

With 98% of voting stations reporting, Juan Manuel Santos had 47% against 21% for Antanas Mockus, a former Bogota mayor who pledged clean government in a country plagued by endemic corruption.

The two will meet on June 20.

PA