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The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the commu

SEMANA reveals the strategy implemented by a sector of the party to avoid having its own candidate. The purpose would be to accompany another politician outside the community.

The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power?
The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power? | Image taken from semana.com

The Alianza Verde party, which took Claudia López to the Liévano Palace four years ago, will be left without a candidate to represent them for the next regional elections in the capital. The fact draws attention, when it comes to the community that currently holds power in the city.


Last Friday the result of a survey that the party contracted to the Centro Nacional de Consultoría (CNC) and, although the result is not known for now, one of the requirements was that one of the three pre-candidates pass 15% favorability, a requirement that is practically impossible to achieve.


That the Green Alliance is going to be left without a candidate is not surprising, but it does draw attention. Why did one of the strongest communities four years ago settle for that result?


The answer happens, according to what several party leaders told SEMANA, who requested that their identity be reserved, due to a strategy of a sector close to the mayoress of Bogotá, Claudia López, who had that purpose: to remain without a candidate.

The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power?
The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power? | Image taken from semana.com

For some, on the one hand, it shows the wear and tear and mismanagement of López in his four years in government, which led not only to the withdrawal of some political support, but also to the fact that they did not have a strong record for the next regional elections. Several of the leaders who supported the local president in the campaign today feel disappointed in that management.


From the Bogotá Council, practically all the lobbyists criticized the López administration at some point, with the exception of María Fernanda Rojas. In addition to Rojas, in the deck of candidates were the councilors Luis Carlos Leal and Lucía Bastidas. The lobbyists Martín Rivera and Diego Cancino at some point expressed their desire to participate, but later gave up on that purpose.

The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power?
The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power? | Image taken from semana.com

The problem with the survey is not its methodology or the company that carried it out, of which they do not doubt, but rather that they believe that the claudic strategy had another purpose from the beginning.


On the one hand, in addition to the fact that none could reach the threshold they were asking for, some consider that he intended to measure the other candidates outside the party to reaffirm who they should support. Some argue that Carlos Amaya's decision to run for Governor of Boyacá also left that claudic sector without a candidate in Bogotá.

The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power?
The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power? | Image taken from semana.com

Internally, options outside the party are beginning to be analyzed and there are those who believe that this sector of the Green Alliance could end with Carlos Fernando Galán.


For now, it is expected to know what decision the party will finally make in the face of the regional elections in Bogotá after knowing the result of the survey, for which they do not give a reason for now. What is clear is that the community that led the president will not have its own candidate in the capital this time. For some greens that is unfortunate, when four years ago they had obtained a wide vote. At that time, an internal survey was carried out between López and Antonio Navarro in which the president prevailed with 39%, the difference with that of now is that at that time no more candidates outside the party were measured.


Although Galán could be the one who approaches that sector of the Green, there are also other leaders who would go with other candidates. For example, Rivera is close to Dignity and Commitment, which this week officially endorsed Jorge Enrique Robledo for his aspiration. Likewise, it is known that Lucía Bastidas has worked with Enrique Peñalosa, who is expected to be officially launched in the coming weeks.

The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power?
The Green Alliance, without a candidate for the Bogotá Mayoral elections; What happened to the community that brought Claudia López to power? | Image taken from semana.com

In the resolution in which the poll was established in El Verde, a 'plan B' was drawn up, which is that they can choose another candidate outside the community, and that if consensus is not reached, they could once again release their bases and militants, as happened in the last presidential campaign in which they did not have their own candidate either.


Facing the regional elections, which are beginning to heat up, the Green Alliance, which was one of the most representative parties of the center-left in the country, and which promoted figures such as Antanas Mockus, today has lost support and lacks leadership that can represent them.


Article taken from semana.com

By: Redacción Semana


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