The Guardian | 5/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
Reuters Summit-Colombia's Santos weighs presidential bid
May 08 -- Three weeks before the deadline for him to announce a presidential bid, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manual Santos said he would take a shot at the 2010 election if President Alvaro Uribe steps aside.
"If President Uribe decides to run for a third time -- and he has not yet said whether he will try -- I would not stand in the way, I would support him," Santos told the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit.
"If he decides no, then I would take a shot as an eventual candidate as long as the circumstances were right," he said.
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