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Judi Lynn

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Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:48 PM Oct 2018

Colombia's house votes to hold off 2019 local elections until 2022

Source: Colombia Reports

by Adriaan Alsema October 17, 2018

Colombia’s House of Representatives on Monday surprisingly voted to hold off the 2019 local elections until national elections are held in 2022.

The constitutional amendment seeks to end the separation of the elections and was approved by 24 of 32 members of the senatorial 1st Commission.

Constitutional amendment a “coup”
According to former Vice-President Humberto de la Calle, one of the authors of the 1991 constitution, the vote constitutes a “coup” and will drastically reduce regional autonomy.

According to De la Calle, the constitution purposely separated the terms of the national and local elections to avoid local elections be dominated by the political agenda of national political forces.

Read more: https://colombiareports.com/colombias-house-controversially-votes-to-hold-off-2019-local-elections-until-2022/

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Colombia's house votes to hold off 2019 local elections until 2022 (Original Post) Judi Lynn Oct 2018 OP
Trump is planning the same thing. BamaRefugee Oct 2018 #1
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