The New York Times | 2/4/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombia judge fuels doubt over Uribe re-election
Feb 4--A top Colombian judge has recommended that the country's highest court reject a proposal to allow President Alvaro Uribe to seek re-election in May, local media reported on Thursday.
Citing court sources, local newspapers and radio reported Constitutional Court Judge Humberto Sierra had recommended in a confidential paper that his fellow magistrates rule against the re-election proposal due to legal irregularities.
Colombia's peso opened trading down 0.56 percent, following regional currencies pressured by the stronger dollar but also due to uncertainty generated by the judge's report.
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