Agence France-PresseApril 29, 2013 21:16
Laurence Golborne, who helped lead the high-profile rescue of Chilean miners to become the ruling party's hope in the November presidential vote, withdrew Monday as a potential candidate.
After Cencosud, a major retailer he led, faced a financial scandal, Golborne stepped aside and Economy Minister Pablo Longueira became the conservatives' standardbearer.
"I do not want to be an obstacle. And I hereby remove myself from consideration for any candidacy," Golborne said.