The Daily Populous

Monday June 20th, 2022 morning edition

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Progressive Senator Gustavo Petro became Colombia’s first progressive president-elect since the 1930’s after a historic vote on Sunday.

According to the National Registry, Petro defeated the runner-up, the allegedly corrupt Rodolfo Hernandez, with a margin of more than 700,000 votes.

Spontaneous celebrations broke out in Medellin after it became evident that Colombia’s increasingly authoritarian President Ivan Duque will be succeeded by a progressive president.

Duque said on Twitter that he had called Petro to congratulate his successor for his victory in the elections.

The historic election results were announced after a campaign that was marred by irregularities and accusations of fraud by National Registrar Alexander Vega.

The irregularities were among the 297 election fraud reports received by the MOE until 4PM when the polls closed.

An electoral witness from Petro’s “Historic Pact” was assassinated in the southwestern Cauca province, according to the MOE. »

Most Americans Don't Want Biden or Trump to Run Again: Poll

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A new poll has shown that a majority of Americans don't want either Joe Biden or Donald Trump to run as President in 2024.

When asked who they would vote for if Trump and Biden ran against each other in the 2024 election, the majority favoured Trump.

Despite beating Biden in the YouGov poll, Trump has seen a slight dip in popularity following the beginning of the January 6 committee hearing, according to a Fox News poll. »

World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

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World swimming’s governing body has adopted new rules for transgender athletes, only permitting swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. »

Kazakhstan: Voters back reforms to reject founder's legacy

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The reforms for a "New Kazakhstan" has come from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev — Nazarbayev's hand-picked successor — in the wake of violence earlier this year.

Nurlan Abdirov, chair of the national electoral commission, said 77.17% of voters had backed the move, while 18.66% voted against.

Rules stipulated that at least half of registered voters had to take part in the plebiscite for it to be considered valid. »

In a pinch, you might be able to breathe through your butt

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Your intestines stretch for roughly 15 feet inside your body, winding a path between your stomach and rectum.

Getting the oxygen needed for survival is achieved through various processes in the animal kingdom.

Insects gather oxygen through holes in in their bodies known as spiracles, and some vertebrate animals can breathe through their butts. »