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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:41 PM

Uribe turns against Colombia's anti-corruption referendum

by Shane Cassidy August 9, 2018

he party of Colombia’s President Ivan Duque has retracted its support for an anti-corruption referendum set to be held in two weeks, former President Alvaro Uribe said Wednesday.

After supporting the initiative ahead of the elections in June, Uribe announced his change of mind after he was caught on video rejecting the initiative to curb corruption.

In the first sitting of Congress since Duque took office, Uribe said that he has changed his mind over the anti-corruption project after the elections on claims this initiative should come from Congress and not the general public.

Congress is widely considered Colombia’s most corrupt institution, according to pollsters.


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