Removing reelection and expanding term’s time, objectives of Santos
Posted On 17 Jun 2014
Juan Manuel Santos, president-elect of Colombia, today announced that his second term will seek to eliminate the figure of re-election, to expand from four to “five or six years” presidential terms.
Santos emphatically explained his plans for this figure in the first press conference he offers as the winner of the presidential election in the context of the “deep reforms” he promised in his victory speech yesterday.
“We will present a series of reforms in which is the elimination of re-election and the extension of the presidential term,” he said.
Regarding the duration of government for the Headship of State, Santos claimed it has not yet been decided: “We are going to decide that with the Congress, if it would be five or six years.”