Colombia’s new President, Álvaro Uribe, is facing pressure to resign over a series of scandals, but the country’s political leaders are refusing to give up on him.
In an interview with Colombia’s Televisa, Uribe said he would resign unless there was “a change in the system.”
Uribe, who has been in office for just under a year, has been accused of using the presidency to enrich himself.
The country has been wracked by a series the past year by corruption scandals, with accusations that the president is using his power to benefit himself and the ruling party.
The president is accused of receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a local businessman and former business partner of his, the former president Manuel Santos.
In one case, the businessman was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Uribe has denied wrongdoing, but in a speech he delivered on Monday, he said he had “not been honest with the public.”
Colombia’s Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing for January to decide whether Uribe should resign.