Thursday, August 20, 2009

Outro que se quer "eternizar no poder"? (II)

Colombia Senate Clears Way for Vote on Third Term:

Aug. 20(Bloomberg) -- Colombia’s Senate passed a bill that may pave the way for a national referendum on whether to allow President Alvaro Uribe to seek a third consecutive term in next year’s presidential election.

The Senate voted late yesterday 56-to-2 to approve the bill, which still needs to go through the lower house. If lawmakers vote in favor of the proposal on Aug. 25, it moves to the constitutional court for review.

The bill calls for a binding referendum to remove constitutional term limits and allow Uribe, who hasn’t disclosed his intentions about a third term, to run again in 2010. A referendum may be held by the end of the year.

“The lower house will be more of a challenge but the government is pushing extremely hard and momentum is gaining for a third term,” said Patrick Esteruelas, a Latin America risk analyst with Eurasia Group. “Uribe is clearly putting the entire weight of his presidency behind this and taking no prisoners.”

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1 comment:

CN said...

Tem piada e vem mesmo a calhar.

Como disse antes, um referendo para mudar a constituição parece sempre legítimo embora de evitar, e seria aconselhável adoptar o princípio de maioria qualificada.