Peñalosa, who has already served as mayor of Bogota, met with members of the Conservative Party to request their endorsement. The former mayor reminded Conservative Party leaders that both his party and the conservatives currently serve on President Juan Manuel Santos‘ governing coalition.
The conservatives are expected to respond to Peñalosa’s request on Monday. It is believed that they will either support Peñalosa or endorse a candidate from within their own party.
Ex-President Alvaro Uribe has endorsed Peñalosa.