Colombia: High Abstention in Congressional Elections

Colombian bloggers have so far said very little about Sunday's congressional elections, but Boz did update his readers on El Salvador and Colombia throughout the day. Sergio Méndez of Bogotá is amazed by the 60% abstention rate (ES) and describes President Uribe as, “despite all his rhetoric, more and more like [Venezuelan President] Chavez.” Professor Matthew Shugart offers his analysis on the tenuous alliance of independent parties that has been dubbed, “Uribismo” after President Álvaro Uribe. Shugart's rundown also has a handy breakdown of the post-electoral Senate.

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