The Wall Street Journal | 3/23/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia ex-foreign minister Sanin wins Conservative primary
March 23--Former Colombian Foreign Minister Noemi Sanin won the primary election held by the center-right Conservative Party--a victory that could potentially split President Alvaro Uribe's supporters ahead of the presidential election in May.
"She's unlikely to win, and if she doesn't make it to the run-off, she will probably endorse the 'Uribista' who does," Bibiana Clavijo, professor of political marketing at Bogota-based Universidad del Rosario, said of Sanin.
With Sanin in the race, Santos, who leads the polls with about 27% support, is more likely to face a second round vote.
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