The right-wing leader, who takes over from Juan Manuel Santos, has taken office vowing to heal divisions and improve a peace deal with the FARC rebel movement.
The two would-be successors to President Santos could be more different from each other.
Euronews speaks to Colombia's incumbent president -Juan Manuel Santos- about how the crucial upcoming elections will impact the country's delicate peace process.
Ivan Duque wins the first round of Colombia's presidential election, raising concerns that the 2016 peace accord with FARC rebels could be under threat.
Colombia’s conservatives storm ahead in the elections, leaving the Farc lagging behind, but no party wins an overall majority.
Former fighters of what was once Colombia's largest rebel group are completing the final steps to become a new political party
Pope Francis spent his first full day in Colombia urging President Juan Manuel Santos and other political leaders to avoid vengeance following the country's decades-long civil war.
Colombia's FARC rebels are now a political party. But the country's peace process is ongoing with hundreds of former Farc rebels still awaiting trial.
Colombia's FARCrebels unveil new political party but acknowledge the system may be against them in coming elections
FARC leader 'Timochenko' taken to hospital after suffering stroke. The 59-year-old expected to be able to leave within 48-hours
The UN has confirmed that the majority of weapons have been handed over
Marxist rebels in Colombia say they have freed two Dutch journalists captured five days ago in the country’s northeast.
The ELN group says the
The leader of Colombia’s FARC rebels has accused the government of ‘‘repeatedly breaking” the terms of their peace deal
and has hinted he may
Colombia’s military has killed ten members of the country’s second biggest rebel group, including a number of women.
An explosion near Bogota's bullring killed one and injured at least 30 people, most of them police officers.
Colombia's second largest rebel group, the Marxist ELN, is seeking peace after the bigger FARC group has made peace with the government.
The new accord approved by Congress gives the country's largest rebel group six months to abandon its weapons.
The initial agreement with the rebel group was rejected in a national referendum in October.