Constitutional Court Denies Mr. Uribe a Third Term

Yesterday the Constitutional Court ruled that the referendum to allow Mr. Uribe a third term as President  was conducted improperly and the enabling law was stricken. This means that Mr. Uribe will not be a candidate for the presidency in the upcoming elections.

Mr. Uribe´s response was a clear indication of his commitment to the rule of law. He stated that he accepts and respects the decision of the court. He then spoke at length on the importance of the rule of law. I think this is a proud moment for Colombia and an indication that the country is moving in the right direction.

In addition, he sets an example for other democracies in the region and especially for our neighbors in Venezuela. Long live Colombia, long live the rule of law!

Check out the English coverage in El Colombiano´s Global Newsroom blog on February 26th.

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