While he was submitting his application, Suarez explained some of his policies and ideas for his campaign.
“Zero tolerance for corruption, officials will have to be honest and also seem honest. I will take steps to ensure zero tolerance, among others, to change district norms that facilitate it. Citizens must become in power to fight [corruption].”
Suarez also wants to tackle the issue of the TransMilenio, which he says has the most expensive public transportation fare in Latin America. He said that the operational costs are relatively low and that the 12 families who own the transportation system are making excessive profits, to the detriment of Bogota’s citizens.
The mayoral candidate has not held many political positions since 1994, when he served on the assembly of the tiny Risaralda department.
He is a member of the PDA’s national executive committee, and has worked as a consultant and a university professor. Suarez is also the current social coordinator for the National Association for Agricultural Salvation.
According to the latest poll, Suarez was favored by .7% of respondents.