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Monday, 27 May, 2002, 07:26 GMT 08:26 UK
In pictures: Colombia elects new leader
War-weary voters in Colombia have returned Alvaro Uribe, a radical hard-liner, as their next president, giving him a historic first-round landslide.

Voters in Bogota
Colombians had 11 candidates to choose from.

Soldier searches voter in La Calera, Bogota
But one issue dominated this campaign - the civil war.

Soldiers carry body of leftist rebel from helicopter on Sunday
Over 200,000 soldiers and police were deployed to protect voters

Betancourt's mother, Yolanda Pulacio, with cut-out of daughter on polling day
One candidate, Ingrid Betancourt, has been abducted by leftist rebels.

Horacio Serpa, Liberal Party candidate
The candidates of the established parties were standing again.

Serpa supporter in Bogota hears news of his defeat
But their supporters were to be disappointed

Uribe delivers victory speech
Alvaro Uribe, an independent with a strong line on security, was in.

Uribe supporters celebrate
His supporters enjoy their triumph, but analysts predict a new spiral of war


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