Monday, March 01, 2010

No Third Term for Colombian President Uribe

The President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe, has become quite popular during his eight years in power. He has done very much in the campaign against guerrilla forces and is one of the United States' strongest allies in Latin America.
Despite his success, Uribe has been denied to run for a third consecutive term. The Constitutional Court remains loyal to the constitution's limit of two presidential terms. Uribe comments, "I accept and respect the decision of the Constitutional Court."
Many Colombians believe Uribe's policies have gotten the country onto the right track and potential presidential candidates are likely to continue his policies and plans.

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