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Colombia’s senate has overwhelmingly backed a referendum on allowing President Alvaro Uribe to stand for an unprecedented third term in 2010.
A vote in favour would amend the constitution to allow the same right to any president.
Before it can be held, the country’s Constitutional Court needs to approve the referendum.
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El Nuevo Herald points out that before the referendum goes to the Constitutional Court, the two versions approved by the two chambers must be reconciled in a final version.
The request for the referendum was backed by a petition with five million signatures.