Posts Tagged ‘referendum’

There is life after Uribe

March 2, 2010

After a long time of uncertainty Colombia’s Constitutional Court finally pronounced itself on the referendum which should make Álvaro Uribe’s second reelection possible. It was banned. Many things were wrong and inconstitutional, but I don’t want to elaborate on that here. I would like to express my view on Colombia’s future. (more…)

Juan Manuel Santos will run for presidency

February 4, 2010

I bet Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe will not run for a third term and thus clears the road to ex Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos. Uribe is praising his former minister; Juan Manuel Santos distanced himself from the very impopular measures the government took to make health care more efficient, and last but not least the referendum which would have to be held to make Uribe’s reelection possible, is confronting more and more complications to be approved by the Constitutional Court.

Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos

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Chávez is sexier than Uribe

September 9, 2009

While Colombia’s government is flipflopping to make president Uribe’s second reelection possible, Venezuela’s president Chávez is parading like a moviestar in Venice. Director Oliver Stone is fond of Chávez  and calls him a visionary. Chávez, glad that somebody supports him while his country is a mess, calls Stone a genious. (more…)

Uribe’s moment of truth is approaching

August 12, 2009

Will Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe run for presidency again or will he not? The moment of truth is approaching and mr. Uribe’s apparent desinterest seems to be changing into nervousness. (more…)

Flip flopping Uribe is dying to go on

February 18, 2009

After Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez’ referendum victory, his Colombian counterpart Álvaro Uribe was being evasive as usual about his own desire to be re-elected. This after having denied aspiring a third term a few weeks earlier. (more…)

Chávez wins, but opposition is getting strong

February 16, 2009

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez can be reelected in 2013, but a victory then is not certain yet. The first step has been made however. Chávez won a referendum which makes it possible for him to be reelected eternally. (more…)