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Uribe prepares to announce candidate

June 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM

MEDELLíN, Colombia, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said he has met with his political allies to discuss his newly funded political movement's presidential candidate.

After the weekend's meeting, Uribe announced on Facebook that the movement will announce the 2014 candidate on July 30, Colombia Reports said.

Uribe is not allowed to run for a third term in 2014, and has criticized his successor, current President Jan Manuel Santos, since he took office in 2010.

"We're going to put the eggs with a different hen, because this one is letting them rot," Uribe said at a public rally a day before meeting with his allies. "We need to get to the President's Office and Congress with the Democratic Center to work on a security policy, to protect the lives of our soldiers and policemen. We need to recover security for all."

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