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COLOMBIA: Piedad Cordoba Gives Up On Presidential Bid

04/09/2018 - 22:32:00 (RTTNews)

(RTTNews) - Colombian presidential candidate Piedad C?rdoba announced her withdrawal from the electoral race by the Poder Ciudadano movement for personal reasons.

In a rally in Bogota, Cordoba said that she decided to refrain from running for president given the delicate health condition of her mother, who is hospitalized.

Her vice presidential running mate, Jaime Ara?jo, denounced that she was "discriminated" during her presidential campaign for being a "woman," being an "Afro-descendant" and for her ideas of leftist orientation.

Cordoba, meanwhile, complained that she was made "invisible" in the campaign for the presidential elections on May 27, for which the latest polls gave her less than 1% of voting intention.

Cordoba was senator between 1994 and 2010 for the Liberal Party, and in 2010 she was barred for 18 years by the then Colombian Attorney General, Alejandro Ordonez, for alleged links with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), turned into a political party after the peace agreement signed in 2016.

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