The Washington Post | 3/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Sanin wins Colombian conservative candidacy
March 23--Colombia's former foreign minister Noemi Sanin won the country's Conservative Party candidacy for May's presidential election in a decision that risks splitting President Alvaro Uribe's political coalition.
Uribe, popular for his U.S.-backed security campaign against leftist guerrillas, must step aside after two terms. He leaves six serious candidates competing to replace him as president of the world's No. 3 coffee exporter.
"I call on my party to unite," Sanin said in a victory speech at her Bogota headquarters.
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