Friday, August 2, 2013

Colombia: Bogota Mayor facing recall vote

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro, a former leftist rebel, is facing a recall election in late September or early October, over accusations of incompetence in managing traffic and criticism of a populist program of subsidized water.

Petitioners collected more than 355,000 valid signatures. Colombia has a minimum vote requirement, so they would need 1.2 million people to cast ballots for the recall to work.

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