The 2014 Presidential elections in Colombia will go down in history as a succession of surprises. After a quite controversial campaign and a dead heat in the first round, Juan Manual Santos became, for the second time, President of Colombia on August 7.
In his second period in office, Juan Manuel Santos will focus on three key points: peace, equity and education and has thus has established a rather technical Cabinet with 16 Ministers and 4 new posts in order to carry out his governance plan.
This article, written by Carolina Pérez, Account Manager of LLORENTE & CUENCA in Colombia, addresses the main social and economic challenges that Santos will need to face during this new political era. It also voices the thoughts of several local and international players in relation to the approaches implemented by the Presidency during the second term for the 2014-2018 period.
María Esteve, Managing Director LLORENTE & CUENCA in Colombia