Colombia’s President Juan Manual Santos on Wednesday insisted to media that his government of “national unity” is producing results.
The governing coalition includes most of the major parties, including the Conservatives, Liberals, Partido de la U, and Cambio Radical.
Speaking after members of the coalition met and examined the work of the coalition, the president declared that “The important thing is that ‘national unity’ is alive and well, and it is producing results, results that are directed to what we all want: prosperity for all and more employment, less poverty and more security.”
“I want to stress the work the Congress has done until now, and in a way refute the comments that the Congress is not working. The Congress is working and its working in a very effective way, and what shows this is the number of projects that have been approved. The government feels very satisfied and wants to thank the Congress and above all everyone that has supported the initiatives we have presented,” Santos added.
Santos further thanked the directors and members of the political parties of the table of the national unity that have collaborated “in a generous way, uninterested in the Government’s agenda.”
“I want to thank all the directors, and through their mediation, all the members of the different parties that have come. And I want to stress that word: everyone, collaborating in a generous way, uninterested, in the agenda of the government,” Santos stated.
On Wednesday, Colombia’s Congress threatened to strike over a delay on anti-corruption measures.