Former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe on Monday rechristened his political party, changing the name from “Centro Democratico” to “Uribe Centro Democratico.”
Uribe Centro Democratico is the party that was formed this election cycle by Uribe and his followers and focuses on security, international investors’ confidence in Colombia, conservative fiscal policies and social cohesion.
The hardliner right-wing party will be challenging Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s right-of-center party in the upcoming election.
In addition to changing the name of the party, the new logo features an image of Uribe with his hand over his heart, looking towards the horizon, which according to a statement the designer told Caracol Radio, is meant to appear “as if he were singing the national anthem.”
The party has come under criticism recently for its purported connections to paramilitary organizations.
Furthermore, a number of “Uribistas” have been calling for the removal of Uribe’s former adviser Jose Obdulio Gaviria, cousin of former drug lord Pablo Escobar, as senatorial candidate running with Uribe’s party.