Colombia’s Electoral Council says it will hear jailed DMG director
David Murcia about his alleged contributions to the referendum about
the re-election possibility of President Álvaro Uribe.
In an interview with weekly Cambio, the jailed DMG director had said that his company primarily financed the recollection of signatures, spending approximately 2 million dollars on the project.
The Electoral Council now says it will ask Colombia’s prison authority INPEC to collaborate with the hearing.
The 2008 referendum that was needed for Uribe to be able to be re-elected in 2010 came under more pressure the past few days. Not only did Murcia reveal to have paid the logistics, but the National Registry said officials had been leaking secret information to the organization that organized the referendum.
The organization, Colombia Primero, so far failed to specify how it paid the referendum.