Friday, January 13, 2017

Colombia: Bogota Mayor facing recall effort

Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa is facing a recall effort over his privatization proposals, a new push for above-ground public transportation options and health sector reforms. Petitioners would need 271,818 signatures in 6 months (30% of the vote for Penalosa in the last election).

Petitioners would also need 40% of the turnout in a recall vote -- meaning at least 1092229 votes.

There have been 160 failed recall attempts over the last two decades, though a change in law in 2015 made it easier to get a recall on the ballot.

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