Former Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba has announced that she will actively leave politics because of the “depression” she suffered after her presidential bid in 2018. Cordoba was one of the most active figures in the mobilizations to support the peace process between the government and the guerrillas of the Armed Forces of Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC).
“I made the decision to start running for the presidency of the republic. The FARC has banned many of its members from helping me collect signatures. I burned myself politically to the end of the war,” said Cordoba in one Interview. with Telemedellín. “I had a very deep depression. I was locked up in a Havana clinic at the end of last year,” she said.
The former congresswoman, who was released by the Attorney General’s Office in 2010 with a ruling that overturned the State Council in 2016, said she was “fully committed to further developing this process (of peace)”, making it “very difficult” for her When he asked for support for his presidential candidacy, all alternative sectors turned away from him. “It was a very strong emotional blow for me,” he said.
For this reason, he said that he made the decision to “withdraw from absolutely everything. I am not coming back, politics is very backward here. I am very tired of politics being insulted. I am not going back to Congress or I’m tied up. “