Businessman Luis Pettengill withdrew from his candidacy for the presidency of the Republic. “It was an idea of union, the date is ending and there is not going to be that union of Colorados to face the concertation,” he said in an interview with 780 AM.
At the end of April, rumors arose of a possible change in the official’s presidential rank. There was talk that Luis Pettengill could take the place of Hugo Velázquez, given the low results generated in the polls.
However, this was no more than the rumors and Hugo Velázquez, current vice president, will be the ruling party’s candidate. He will dispute the internal reds with Santiago Peña, former Minister of Finance on December 18.