The pre-candidate for the Colombian presidency, Ingrid Betancourt, has announced her departure from the Centro Esperanza coalition because there is “no clear position” regarding the support of politicians allegedly linked to cases of corruption.
In a video posted to Twitter, Betancourt has announced that he is withdrawing his support from the coalition he has been part of for a year and will run independently in the 2022 presidential election at the head of his own party, Verde Oxígeno.
“Colombia can no longer tolerate gray areas when it comes to machinery. That’s why we decided to get out of the coalition and make our own way to becoming President of the Republic,” the politician explained on the social network.
“We have received a response from the Centro Esperanza Coalition. The entry of the support of the machinery is described as an error, which is regretted. However, no action is announced in relation to the support that Alejandro Gaviria has already received from the machinery. This The lack of a clear position forces us to take the lead in a fight that we must fight and win in Colombia for clean politics,” Betancourt assured in this regard.
For the Colombian politician kidnapped by the FARC for six years, her party makes “no concessions” in the fight against corruption, for which she takes “responsibility”, “all Colombian men and women who are against corruption”, to summon. to build a road to rid the country of it.
Another five Hope Center Coalition candidates this Saturday insisted on the need to solidify unity in the face of the March 13 presidential election. They have also questioned Betancourt’s positions because he had announced his exit from the coalition before discussing it with the other members.
Last Friday, Betancourt gave the Centro Esperanza Coalition an ultimatum to decide whether they would “stand firm” against “corruption created by the machinery”.