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Polemical politicians bid for Colombia presidency

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Two of Colombia’s most polarizing politicians have announced their candidacy for the 2018 elections, while moderate candidates have yet to proclaim their aspirations.

Former Senator Piedad Cordoba announced on Tuesday she will be running for president while facing a sky-high disapproval rating over of her support for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. Cordoba’s announcement comes just a week after her political polar opposite, former Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez.

Ordoñez barred his now-opponent from politics in 2010 on claims that she was an associate of the FARC guerrilla group, but was overruled by the State Council that found no evidence to support his claim.

Source: Colombia Reports