Colombia’s House of Representatives has only a handful of recusal requests to consider (see earlier post). After that, voting could begin on a bill to schedule a constitutional amendment referendum to allow President Ãlvaro Uribe to run for a third term.
El Tiempo reports:
So far 21 [of 30] recusal requests have been voted on. All have been denied with between 66 and 83 votes. The opposition has had between 2 and 27 votes.
If the recusal votes are used as a thermometer to know how many votes the referendum will obtain upon its final vote, the support would not be enough, as it would need a minimum of 84 votes to be approved.