Centrist candidate Luis Pérez withdraws from Colombia’s presidential elections

The candidate asserts that despite having the support of 1.2 million signatures has found in the campaign "a polarized environment full of hatred, divided between 'good and bad' and between 'bad and good,' depending on which extreme you judge."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former governor of the department of Antioquia, Luis Pérez, has withdrawn his candidacy for Colombia's May 29 presidential election, even though his chances were nil, claiming that political polarization leaves him with no options for his centrist proposal.

The candidate asserts that despite having the support of 1.2 million signatures (a requirement if a party does not support one), he has found in the campaign "a polarized environment full of hatred, divided between 'good and bad' and between 'bad and good,' depending on which extreme you judge."

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