The conservative political newcomer was elected in June after a divisive election campaign. In his inaugural address, the former lawyer pledged changes to tackle corruption and invigorate the economy. The leader has also vowed to change the peace deal with the Farc rebel group.
The Farc, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, is now a political party known as the Revolutionary Alternative Common Force. A number of its members took up seats in parliament last month as part of the terms which guarantee it political representation.
Mr Duque has said he remains committed to Colombia’s peace process, but says that it is too lenient on former guerrilla fighters accused of war crimes. "We will deploy corrective measures to ensure that the victims get the truth, proportional justice, reparations and no repetitions of the past," the new president said in his address on August 7.
address：名詞，演講、地址；動詞，致辭。例句：I now call upon the chairman to address the meeting.（現在請主席致辭。）
pledge：動詞，承諾、發誓；名詞，保證、誓言。例句：Mr Duque pledged to cut taxes and boost investment in Colombia’s economy.（杜克承諾減稅，並增加對哥倫比亞經濟的投資。）
election：名詞，選舉、選擇。例句：Mr Duque beat opponent Gustavo Petro by 12 points in June - winning the run-off election with 54% of the final vote.（杜克在6月份大贏對手古斯塔沃．裴卓12個百分點，最終以54％得票率贏得決選。）