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| 3/19/2010 12:00:00 AM

Recriminations over Colombia election results delay

March 19--Parties allied to Colombian President Alvaro Uribe are on course to remain the biggest parties in Congress after Sunday's legislative elections.

But a delay in declaring final results amid technical glitches has led to recriminations between candidates, the government and electoral officials.

The elections were seen as an indication of voter intentions for May's presidential election.

Mr Uribe is barred from standing for a third term.

The delay in declaring results provoked protests from candidates, especially from the opposition parties.

The government also weighed in, with Interior Minister Fabio Valencia saying the electoral authorities must fix the problems to guarantee the legitimacy of the presidential election on 30 May.
 
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