We interrupt the destruction of our democracy…

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 … to focus your attention on the strength of Colombia’s, where the Constitutional Court is set to reject a referendum on allowing Alvaro Uribe to run for a third consecutive term.

The Court’s decision has not been announced, but it has been widely leaked. You can follow the developments in the mainstream media, or better still, via the great Colombian blog La Silla Vacía

To a lot of people, Uribe is an authoritarian leader. But he’s an authoritarian leader of a democratic state.

Chávez, on the other hand, is the authoritarian leader of an authoritarian state. This distinction makes all the difference in the world.

Update: El Tiempo has confirmed the Court rejected the referendum on a 7 to 2 vote.

Update 2: Quote of the day: "Citizens’ participation cannot go against the Constitution." Alvaro Uribe. You can put that one in stone.

 

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