We’ve done a lot, but a lot to do: Santos launches re-election bid

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 6:34am by Rico
Juan Manuel Santos launches his re-election bid

The Colombian President has launched his re-election bid and his new campaign slogan amid cheering crowds at a launch Wednesday afternoon.Accompanied by his wife, children, and the leaders of the parties of the coalition government, Santos launched his new slogan: “We’ve done a lot, but a lot to do.”

“In the next ten weeks will tell the Colombians our proposals will get more ambitious because we have to finish the job we started four years ago,” he said.

Santos said it was possible make Colombia the best educated in Latin America by 2025 and eradicate poverty in the next 10 years.

“Today we tell the country and the world that we are ready to continue to build prosperity for all and total peace,” he said.

“In the next ten weeks will tell the Colombians what our proposals to get more ambitious because we have to finish the job we started four years ago,”

Santos formally through his hat into the ring on Tuesday, but this was his first major campaign event of his bid for the presidential elections in May.

MORE: Santos ‘ready, prepared and excited’ as re-election campaign begins

Congressional Losses

On Sunday, the Santos coalition lost many seats, but coalition partner Radical Change (Cambio Radical – CR) said they are not concerned over the coalition’s ability to pass laws in Congress.

MORE: Santos Coalition Takes Beating In Colombia’s Congressional Election

Jose David Castellanos, general campaign coordinator for CR, expressed satisfaction after Sunday’s congressional elections saying that their party had achieved their goals despite losses for their larger coalition of National Unity that went from 75 to 66 seats in the 102-seat Senate following an even larger drop in national electoral support.

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