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Colombia presidential candidate in spying scandal

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The leading opposition candidate in Colombia's presidential election next Sunday denied any role in a hacking scandal that has hurt his campaign, describing it as a trap set to derail his growing support.

Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who has narrowly overtaken incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos in voter polls, was asked on Sunday to quit the race by an opponent and scores of legislators who said a video published over the weekend proved he had lied about spying accusations.

The video showed his campaign's former social media consultant informing Zuluaga he had obtained confidential military information, apparently illegally.

Source: Reuters