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Indignation has taken Colombian citizens because of the justice reform that was approved by Congress last week. León Valencia in his column in Semana states that it is necessary to support the recall referendum option until Congress’s measures are defeated.
Valencia affirms that the reform is a unique case of corruption. More than 100 congressmen have been involved in illegal forces and have attacked democracy and threatened the country. The idea of the reform was to eliminate the impunity for crimes that has taken place for many years, and instead, the reform ended up benefiting the Congressmen and their links with illegal activity.
The reaction of the media, opinion columnists, and citizens through social networks has forced the President to give back the reform act to Congress and to claim control of the legislative act. But it is not enough; it is necessary to strengthen the idea of a recall until the country sees that the Congress’s aims have been defeated.
Valencia ends his article by drawing attention to the fact that the magistrates should aid this movement and reject Congress’s request for extending their period in office. The magistrates must maintain the dignity of their position and not bow to pressure, a stand which will honour them forever. (link to the article)
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