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Why Duque’s Call for National Unity May Be Destined to Fail

June 12, 2019

BOGOTÁ - Iván Duque’s need to prove himself to more radical elements of his base continues to undermine his chances of success as Colombia’s president.

For a third time since taking office last August, Duque has called for a “National Pact” to help untie the Gordian knot of Colombian politics. He hopes to draw support for reforms to the beleaguered judicial system and for amendments to the FARC peace agreement, both of which are stuck in Congress and the courts.

Duque’s call comes after weeks of tumult and political intrigue that included the resignation of Attorney General...

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