Miguel Ceballos and Alfredo Saade give up their candidacy for signatures and this would be their next move

Alfredo Saade and Miguel Ceballos (Instagram @alfredosaadev and Colprensa)

This Saturday the presidential candidate and former Peace Commissioner, Miguel Ceballos, confirmed to Infobae Colombia that his candidacy for signatures is no more, but his name would still be on the card. Former government official Duque gave up his aspiration on November 17, while Alfredo Saade, from the Historical Pact, He did it last Monday, November 8.

How did you find out about this medium, Of the 52 significant groups of citizens or social movements that seek to obtain a candidacy with signatures, six withdrew, among them Ceballos and Saade. The curious thing with the latter is that, apparently, his main intentions were not to become a candidate for signatures since the registration of his movement ‘Stand up Colombia’ was registered only six days before being withdrawn.

Infobae Colombia contacted Show to know his reasons and he confirmed that he had already withdrawn as a candidate for signatures and that the reasons were the high costs and the impossibility of achieving the number of signatures on time but He assured that he will try to reach the electoral contest through a party that endorses two candidates and this could be the Human Colombia or any other of the Historical Pact.

“We believe that after our conversation with the head of the Historical Pact, Gustavo Petro, we are clear that the law allows political parties to endorse more than one person in the consultations, therefore we hope in a next meeting with the senator to put ourselves on the agreement (…) which parties will have more than one candidate. My candidacy remains intact, “he said.

On the other hand, Ceballos did register his signature collection campaign called ‘TU’ on July 8 and withdrew it on November 17. The former high commissioner for Peace confirmed to this medium that the reason is because he will announce this Sunday what his next political movement is, which will be backed by a political party. It is speculated that Ceballos could return to the Conservative Party, where he was active for more than 15 years.

In fact, in an interview with Infobae days after registering his signature committee, Ceballos recalled that he was a member of the Conservative until 2017, a party chaired by Omar Yepes and that he already has David Barguil as its official candidate, however, there could be more options . This Sunday the official announcement of the participation of the former commissioner will be made, it could be as a vice presidential candidate or in the Senate.

Ceballos has been emphatic that his political project is not and has never been endorsed by the Democratic Center, despite having held the position as high commissioner for Peace in the Duque government from August 2018 to May 26, 2020.

The Experience Coalition takes off

With a view to succeeding President Iván Duque in 2022, This Friday, November 19, the ‘Team for Colombia’ coalition was confirmed that brings together several leaders of the national center right and who will now seek to unite not only to win the head of state, but also to defeat one of the ‘strongest’ candidates, according to the latest polls, the leader of Human Colombia, Gustavo Petro.

This is how, without the Uribismo files that will be supported by the Democratic Center, the former minister Juan Carlos Echeverry; the conservative senator David Barguil; the former mayor of Bogotá Enrique Penalosa; the ex-governor of Valle del Cauca and director of the Partido de la U Dilian Francisca Toro; the former mayor of Paisa Federico ‘Fico Gutiérrez; the former mayor of Barranquilla Alexander Char and quite possibly the Christian senator and pastor Jhon Milton Rodríguez, they left behind the so-called ‘Coalition of Experience’ and joined forces to come to power with Equipo por Colombia. In March they will do a consultation to define who will represent them on the first round card.


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