Gustavo Petro is a Colombian economist, politician, and former guerrilla fighter who is also the country's president-elect. He is of Italian descent.
On June 19, 2022, he defeated Rodolfo Hernández Suárez in the second round of the presidential election.
Against 77-year-old entrepreneur Rodolfo Hernandez, the former guerrilla won by a razor-thin margin of over 50% of the vote.
Petro formed the Independent Democratic Pole after forming an electoral coalition with the Frente Social y Poltico as a member of Va Alterna.