Cambio Radical leader Germán Vargas Lleras confirmed he will take part
in the Uribista coalition meeting that seeks to find a united candidate for the
2010 presidential elections.
Vargas Lleras, who informally already had started his presidential campaign in 2008, agreed to join the other coalition parties after talking to Conservative Party president Efrain Cepeda.
The Cambio Radical leader had always been very unclear about his exact plans for the elections. Rumors said he might be returning to the Liberal Party and his current party was partly responsible for the sinking of the possibility for current Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to run for a third term in 2010.
According to the Conservative Party president, Vargas Lleras explicitally ruled out a return to the Liberal Party and agreed to join the other coalition parties to seek their joint candidate.
The parties were called to come up with a joint leader by the President, who hopes a strong coalition candidate can secure the continuation of his ‘Democratic Security’ policy.