In fact, recent polls indicate that not only will Mockus make it to a run-off, but he even has a decent chance of beating Santos. According to one survey, if the election were held today, Mockus would lose a second round by only about five percentage points. It is therefore not surprising that President Uribe, who until recently was quietly enjoying the final weeks of his incredibly popular two-term presidency, has re-entered the dirty world of Colombian politics to assail the Green Party candidate. His strategy of attack was equally unsurprising. Uribe’s hard-line security policies were a major reason for his immense popularity and he frequently denounces his opponents for their supposed weakness on security issues. Mockus’ academic background, nerdy demeanor and sunflower attire make him an easy target for such criticism.
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