Tag Archives: Antanas Mockus

Green Party plays a large role in long ‘shakeup’ of Colombian politics

A bit of an update on Antanas Mockus’ surprisingly successful run for the presidency of Colombia, which ultimately ended in defeat in a second round runoff.  From Colombia Reports:

What is happening now is therefore a national process political self-discovery. Until now, the country’s politics has been a hodge-podge of the ancient, almost tribal rivalry between the traditional Liberal and Conservative parties, the ideological debates of the Cold War era, and the more recent Uribe-era controversies.

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Results expected in Colombian runoff by tonight

From Colombia Reports:

Colombia’s National Registry says it is fully prepared for Sunday’s runoff presidential election between Partido de la U’s Juan Manuel Santos and the Green Party’s Antanas Mockus, and that the world will know the outcome by 5:30PM.

“The results from May 30 [the first-round presidential election] has generated a lot of expectations.

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James Carville’s hypocrisy on BP and dubious ties to Antanas Mockus’ establishment opponent in Colombia

On Counterpunch, author Nikolas Kozloff examines American political strategist James Carville’s numerous forays into South American politics, including ties to BP and the establishment opponent of Colombian Green presidential candidate Antanas Mockus, who came in second with a bit over 20 percent of the vote yesterday.  Carville has recently been on American network news blasting BP for their oilspill near his native Louisiana, yet Kozloff talks about what Carville has done to prop up BP in South America (and they are now considering offshore drilling in Colombia, just to add to the hypocrisy). … Read more ...

Green Party results: Presidential Election in Colombia

Antanas Mockus is the Green Party of Colombia candidate for President. Election Day was yesterday, May 30, 2010. Mockus recieved 21.5 percent of the vote, and was in second place, qualifying him for the run-off election. Here are some articles about the election:

As reported at the Christian Science Monitor:

Polls had suggested that upstart Antanas Mockus was in a dead heat with Juan Manuel Santos in the Colombia presidential election.

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