Greens hoping for presidential shock

A former university rector who suffers from Parkinson's disease and got married on an elephant will find out tomorrow whether his shockingly successful campaign for the presidency of Colombia has paid off, when the country goes to the polls.

Antanas Mockus is level with former President Manuel Uribe's chosen successor, Juan Manuel Santos, with around 37 per cent support. His Green Party was polling just 1 per cent in January, but has risen by promising to root out corruption, promote free trade and protect the environment.