The referendum to ensure a re-election of Colombian President Alvaro
Uribe has gone “from intensive care to the euthanasia room,”
coalition party Convergencia Ciudadana said Monday.
Party president, Senator Samuel Arrieta Buelvas, said on the party’s 12th anniversary it will continue supporting the referendum and the re-election of Uribe as choosing an alternative candidate for the 2010 presidential election would be “premature.”
Convergencia Ciudadana will team up with other parties of the coalition to look for an alternative candidate once it is certain the current President is not allowed a third term.
The party is one of the hardest hit by the parapolitics scandal. It has fifteen seats in Congress. Four of its Congressmen are currently under investigation for allegedly having used teh support of paramilitary death squads to be voted into Congress, one of their senators was convicted.