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Colombia’s no to reelection: democracy wins over the people’s will (Eng./Norw.)

On Friday 26 February the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled that Alvaro Uribe will not be allowed to run for a third period as president. This way the court ruled out the possibility of organizing a referendum about allowing a third consecutive presidential period. An era has come to an end in Colombia, and a new president will be elected this spring. What does this ruling mean for the Colombian democracy, and how will Uribe be remembered? Read the article by Knut Andreas O. Lid and Jemima García-Godos here in English or here in Norwegian.

Alvaro Uribe - Source: Flickr

Tags: Colombia By erb
Published Mar. 8, 2010 8:21 PM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2013 4:33 PM