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Gabriel García Márquez supports Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Colombia's president-elect Juan Manuel Santos (L) poses with Colombian Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, after a visit to Marquez's residence in Mexico City July 22, 2010.Credit to REUTERS/Antonio Nava/Pool.

Gabriel García Márquez (Gabo), winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, sent a message of support to Colombia’s elected President Juan Manuel Santos, who replaces Álvaro Uribe on Saturday, according to the pro-Castro cuban news agency Prensa Latina.

From Mexico City, García Márquez foretold a prosperous future for the new government and the country, according to El Tiempo online.

Gabo recalled that a few weeks ago he met with Santos and talked about Colombia’s current situation. García Márquez has a long friendship with Santos.

Santos (58) will rule until August 7, 2014 with the likelihood of being re-elected for another 4 year-term of office.

According to analysts, the main fortitude of his government lies in having a favorable Congress and in the announced unity agreement, which has the support of the majority of Colombian parties.