Colombian Vice-President German Vargas Lleras resigns, speculation over presidential bid

Vice-President of Colombia German Vargas Lleras has resigned, sparking speculation of a possible presidential bid in next year’s elections.

President Juan Manuel Santos nominated an ex-police chief as a replacement for Vargas. Oscar Naranjo was one of the negotiators of the FARC deal, which put an end to Colombia’s war with guerrilla fighters and won Santos a Nobel Peace Prize.

There have also been rumours that Santos, who was injured in a car bomb believed to be organized by FARC, was against the terms of the deal. He stated in his resignation letter that he has not yet decided whether or not to contest the upcoming elections.

(Image: Confidencial Colombia)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s