Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos wants the Green Party, led by Antanas Mockus, his main opponent in the polls, to take part in a government coalition if Santos is elected president on May 30, he said on Sunday.
In an interview with newspaper El Tiempo, of which according to Wikipedia the presidential candidate is shareholder, Santos said he is hoping to form a “government of national unity” including the Conservative Party, the Liberal Party and Polo Democratico.
Santos again ruled out a coalition with the PIN party, that despite links to “dirty” politicians was able to receive ten percent of the votes in the March 14 congressional elections.
The former Defense Minister reiterated that he hoped Colombia’s current president Alvaro Uribe will take part in Santos’ government as Defense Minister.
Santos and Mockus are involved in a neck and neck race in the polls leading to the May 30 presidential elections.