The election campaigns of Colombia’s coalition parties are financed with government money, the presidential candidate for the opposition Liberal Party, Rafael Pardo, said Friday.
According to Pardo, the money from the country’s Treasury ends up in the coalition budgets through corrupt government contracts.
The Liberal Party leader accuses the government of illegally funding the campaigns of their political supporters, resulting in great differences in budget between coalition and opposition parties.
“All uribista parties are receiving government support through deals made by [presidential relief organization] Accion Social that creates new public entities to finance friendly contracters, to in the end push the money towards campaigns,” Pardo told W Radio.
Colombia will go to the polls in March for Congressional elections.