“Ingrid is very intelligent and has managed to exploit the moments of solitude to advance and mature her political ideas,” Pérez said during his speech during Global Greens, a conference of Green parties and policial movements from around the world.”She will play an important role in Colombian politics. She has skills like no one else and knows the political climate.” the former senator added.”She wants a special focus for each year of the presidential mandate (which in Colombia is four years), the first devoted to women, the second to children, following the elderly and the last dedicated to education” Pérez said.The former congressman asked the Brazilian president, Luiz Inazio Lula da Silva, to be more active in securing the release of the former candidate and other abductees. “We would him like to take a leading role in this fight. He has political and moral authority to do that,” Pérez said.Ingrid Betancourt was presidential candidate of Colombia’s Green Oxygen party in 2002 when she was abducted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
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