Australia.TO | 6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Álvaro Uribe, otra vez? Colombia's re-election debate
Jun 01 -- A decision by Colombia’s president to alter the constitution and run for a third term would have momentous political consequences, says Adam Isacson of the Center for International Policy.
For the twenty-year-old magazine to affirm an editorial position on its cover could only mean that an occasion of great political gravity was involved. This is the prospect that Colombia's President Álvaro Uribe might seek to campaign for re-election for a third term in May 2010, when his current period in office expires. This would require Colombia once more to change its constitution, as it did to allow Uribe - who took office in August 2002 - to run for a second term in 2006.
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