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New center coalition set up in Colombia for next elections

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New center coalition set up in Colombia for next elections

Bogotá, nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The 'Centro Esperanza' (Center Hope) Coalition was set up in Colombia with a view to presidential and legislative elections to be held in 2022, politician Juan Fernando Cristo confirmed today.
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He specified that the so-called “political center” and the ‘Esperanza (Hope) Coalition’, of which he is part, reached an agreement in the face of elections, after nine hours of a meeting held yesterday.

The parties managed to agree on the creation of the new group that will come up with a candidate for the Presidency for next March, Fernando Cristo told local media.

According to what was revealed, the new electoral alliance will have as candidates Alejandro Gaviria, Sergio Fajardo, Carlos Amaya, Jorge Robledo and Juan Manuel Galán, in addition to Fernando Cristo.

The 2022 Colombian legislative elections will be held on Sunday, March 13, to choose members of both houses of Congress; and presidential ones will be held on May 29, to elect the president and vice president.

If necessary, a second round will be held on June 19.

Last week, ruling Democratic Center party elected Oscar Ivan Zuluaga as its sole candidate for the Presidency.

This way, the landscape for coming elections is shaping up.

At the moment, according to polls, front runner is Gustavo Petro, from ‘Pacto Historico’ (Historic Pact), a plural coalition of progressive ideology that integrates left-wing political parties like Comunes (Commons) and the Colombian Communist, indigenous people, representatives of Afro-Colombian communities, among others.

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