Colombia’s Democratic Security depends on the re-election of President
Alvaro Uribe, the most prominent supporters of Uribe said Tuesday.
President Uribe met with the main promoters of his re-election, Juan Lozano, Rodrigo Rivera, Luis Carlos Restrepo and Jorge Mario Eastman among others, in the Casa de Nariño to talk about the continuity of the Democratic Security and Uribe’s possible re-election, El Espectador reported.
Representative Roy Barreras said that Democratic Security and Uribe’s re-election depend on each other, they are “the same referendum”. If Uribe will not be re-elected, the Democratic Security policy in this form would end.
“We cannot lose what have been achieved in security matters and the Colombians have to think about it that Alvaro Uribe is the best to do this,” Barreras added.
Rodrigo Rivera called on Congress to make a decision on the referendum and not to make a Plan B. “We need to politically maintain Democratic Security,” he said.
Uribe still did not give any comment on his possible re-election. “I prefer the silence which does not generate any rumors,” the President said.
The final vote on the referendum is postponed after the end of parliamentary recess on July 20. The Supreme Court is investigating a possibly illegal approval of the referendum in Congress.