“Don’t change the hen that cares for the three eggs of security, confidence in investment and social policy, because the change might damage them,” Colombian President Alvaro Uribe commented in an indirect reference to the nation’s upcoming presidential elections, via his Twitter account.
“We look after those eggs. If a hen is on the ground laying eggs, and then someone changes the hen, it is very possible that instead of little chicks being born, [the eggs] will be damaged,” Uribe later explained in a radio interview, in reference to his Tweet.
“So we need to keep those eggs with the same hen, on the same path, to see if those eggs can become three little chicks of prosperity for the Colombian people,” Uribe continued.
The president also commented that thanks to his government’s incessant fight against terrorism, the presidential candidates had been able to travel around the country campaigning and meeting Colombians from all over.
Uribe, during his eight years in office, has dramatically increased security in Colombia. Partido de la U presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos, Uribe’s unofficial protege, promises a platform of the continuation of Uribe’s policies, in particular that of “democratic security.”
Uribe, who is not allowed to comment on or back any of the candidates, said “I am keeping quiet, but not calm,” in regards to the elections on May 30.
In April independent electoral observers sent a letter to the president, warning him not to attempt to influence the upcoming presidential election results.