Fabio Parra – an update

I posted a story on here about Fabio Parra’s bid to get into the Colombian Senate. Elections were held last Sunday and finally the results are coming out. Apparently the delay has been causing recriminations on all sides. But one thing that isn’t disputed is the news that Fabio Parra’s bid to get elected has failed.

His popularity didn’t stretch that far

Scanning the Colombian media, sections seemed to welcome his sporting expertise but others have been criticising the rise of “celebrity politicians” and many felt that Parra, despite a successful conversion into the business world, was part of this phenomenon.