28 Feb 2010

President Uribe to go, Colombian people celebrate ruling

HISTORIC CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULING DENIES URIBE THIRD TERM IN OFFICE

Late this Friday 26 February after a lengthy deliberation, including 1500 submissions, Colombia's Constitutional Court denied the proposed referendum which was intended to amend the Colombian Constitution and allow President Uribe to carry on for 4 more years because as he had said "8 years were not enough".

They were certainly enough for the Judges who made this ruling in a vote of 7-2, on the grounds that there would be substancial violations of democratic principle if the referendum were allowed to proceed.

8 years of abuses have been enough for Colombian people.
For the time being, the Constitutional Court has safeguarded democracy.

Join people as they celebrate outside the Court on hearing the judgement (before continuing opposition against his would-be successors' policies..).

See (Spanish with music half-way) :..........http://colombia.indymedia.org/news/2010/02/111972.php

NO MAS URIBE.

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