Herald Tribune | 1/14/2010 12:00:00 AM
Colombian Court urged to allow referendum on 3rd term for Uribe
Jan 14--Colombia’s inspector general asked the Constitutional Court not to block a referendum on amending the national charter to allow President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third term.
The presidential election is set for May.
In announcing his findings, Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez said that if Uribe does make a bid to extend his tenure, he should be careful to abide by the Law of Electoral Guarantees, a measure designed to stop officeholders from abusing the powers of incumbency.
Read more here.
Semana International delivers news about Colombia in English. Find more in our home.