Any re-election referendum must be transparent, says Colombian bishop

.- The secretary general of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota, said any referendum on whether to allow the county’s president Alvaro Uribe to run for a third term must be transparent and be clearly spelled out.

The referendum “must be done in accord with the law,” he said. “Colombians are asking that this be very clear…Colombians accept what the law tells them,” the bishop told reporters.

Bishop Cordoba also stated that, “If there is no transparency, there is no referendum.”

The Colombian Constitution currently restricts presidents to two consecutive terms.


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