This is how Rodolfo Hernández accepted his defeat against Gustavo Petro 0:57 (CNN Spanish) — The former candidate for the presidency of Colombia, Rodolfo Hernández, announced this Thursday that he will assume the position of senator in the Congress of the Republic of Colombia. In a statement published on his Twitter account, Hernández assured that he will assume “a position of independence” against the government of his rival in the recent presidential elections. Likewise, he said that he hopes that President-elect Gustavo Petro fulfills the promises that he announced during his campaign. In addition, he added that as long as these commitments are not violated, he will act “consequently” with the new president. Hernández reiterated that he recognizes Petro’s victory in this contest and rejects attempts to delegitimize last Sunday’s elections. Rodolfo Hernandez will take office as senator on July 20 thanks to Law 1909 of 2018, which grants the right to a seat in the Senate to the candidate who has escorted the formula declared as the winner of the presidential elections by the Colombian electoral authority. . Rodolfo Hernández’s followers react to his defeat in the elections 4:38
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