The Supreme Court opened the investigation against 86
Representatives of the House who voted in favor of the referendum that
seeks the re-election of President Alvaro Uribe. An opposition
Representative had sued his colleagues for allegedly illegally
approving the bill.
The Court is now investigating the complaint of Polo Democratico Representative German Navas Talero, who says 86 coalition Representatives of the
House committed a crime by voting in favor of the referendum, while they knew
the bill didn’t meet the legal requirements to be passed.
The opposition lawmaker claims the bill could not have been passed legally, while the country’s Electoral Council was investigating alleged fraud in the financing of an earlier referendum that demanded a popular vote on the constitutional change.
The complaint was filed in January already, after which the Court took five months to see if there was enough reason to open an official investigation.