The process that seeks the second re-election of Colombian
President Álvaro Uribe is “contaminated”, says Attorney General Edgardo
The Attorney General told weekly Cambio the funding of the referendum lacks financial clarity and “there are doubts because of the fact that the signatures were in custody of a company owned by people who have conned thousands of Colombians.”
The referendum came under scrutiny after a daughter company of suspected money launderer and pyramid scheme DMG sponsored the referendum by providing the logistics for free and the organizers of the referendum haven’t been able to clarify where the money to fund the referendum came from.
“In addition, the referendum was approved in the First Committee of the House without the required majority required to approve legislation,” Maya said, referring to the (unanimous) approval of the referendum in the House committee including members who had earlier declared they were prevented from voting.
“Frankly, I do not understand that kind of tricks or pseudoconstitutional magic that allowed it to pass on to the plenary of the House,” he added.
The Attorney General said he isn’t sure the referendum will be approved by the Constitutional Court. “The Court, that’s in process of renewal, will surprise because of its independence. I say this, because I know the mood of its members. Those who are betting on the judges’ inconsistence may lose,” Maya said.