Daily Focus: Uribe 2010

Colombia's President Álvaro Uribe can't seem to decide if he's going to run for a third term.  His most recent pronouncement, following a conversation with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, is that he is "convincing his soul" not to run for re-election and that he considers the issue a "personal dillema."

In January, it was reported that the president would not run again. But by March, he began clearing the way for a constitutional reform. Earlier this month, he took those moves further.  But now, he appears to be wavering again.  For Uribe to run again, he would have to push for yet another amendment that would require approval from the Senate, the Constitutional Court and the Colombian people. Let's see which way the winds will blow come May.

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Tags: Colombia, Uribe, Elections

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