One of Colombia’s largest labor unions, the General Workers Confederation (CGT), announced its support for presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos and agreed to be part of the presidential hopeful’s “National Unity Pact,” local media reported on Friday.
The CGT joined Santos after meetings between the union’s board and Santos’ running mate Angelino Garzon.
Throughout the campaign, Santos sought alliances with several associations and unions to support his campaign and gather the support of the members of these associations.
Santos promises to form a government of “national unity” if elected and invited all political parties to join his government.
Political parties like The Conservative Party and Cambio Radical, whose candidates did not make it through the first presidential election round, joined the Santos campaign, together with a group of dissident Liberal Party members.
The second round of the Colombian elections are held on June 20.
Santos, who promises to continue the policies of current President Alvaro Uribe will face-off with independent candidate Antanas Mockus.