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Claudia López: Colombia 2018 Elections Won't Be Another Plebiscite

October 04, 2017

Claudia López isn’t one to be shy. In 20 years of public life – as a student leader, a journalist, and now as senator for Colombia’s Green Party – the 47-year-old has earned a reputation for speaking her mind, particularly when it comes to corruption in politics.

Now a candidate for presidential elections in 2018, López is banking on public anger over recent graft scandals – and her straight-talking appeal – to win over supporters. So far, it seems to be working: A recent Invamer poll put her third in a field of more than a dozen potential candidates, behind only former Medellín...

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