BBC News | 5/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
Colombia Senate backs Uribe vote
Colombia's Senate has overwhelmingly backed a referendum on allowing President Alvaro Uribe to stand for an unprecedented third term in 2010.
Opinion polls indicate that more than 80% of Colombians would currently approve the change.
Opposition leaders say allowing the change would pave the way for the erosion of democracy in Colombia.
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