Piedad Córdoba says Santos’ term should be extended
Former Senator Piedad Córdoba suggested that President Juan Manuel Santos’ presidential term be extended by two years to allow time for the peace process to end in an agreement. Córdoba, who addressed the media from the University of Cartagena, said this is vital for the process to follow its course and avoid being destabilized due to politics.
The former senator said its better to extend Santos’ presidential term than to open the debate about the possibility of a reelection in 2014. “The President may not be thinking about reelection, but in a lot of people’s minds that is the belief, when what we are looking for here is peace,” she said.
Experts feel Córdoba’s idea is unviable because to expand the presidential term it would be necessary to modify the constitution, which would lead to a number of debates that would actually coincide with the campaign season.