Reviving Primero Colombia, President Álvaro Uribe’s party in 2006, and fusing it with coalition parties is not possible, the Electoral Council has warned.
The coalition parties, with the exception of the Conservatives, are relatively fledgling organizations and together form a patchwork coalition that supports the President. They are aiming to revive Uribe’s old party, fuse and jointly present themselves for the 2010 presidential and congress elections.
But according to the Electoral Council “the constitution and the law is very clear that under these conditions looking to create a new party is impossible,” newspaper El Espectador reported Tuesday.
The only way to legally fuse the parties is to include the possibility in the political reform the Government is trying to push through Congress, Electoral Council president Héctor Osorio added.