Colombia: staying the course.
Everything seems to indicate that what many call the "Uribe Effect" will carry on. Recent constitutional reform will allow the incumbent to seek re-election in 2006. At press time, polls indicated that 70% of those planning to vote would re-elect Uribe. If things change and Uribe is voted out of office, analysts believe the economy won't necessarily suffer. "If Uribe is not re-elected--and I don't believe that will be the case--I don't think anything major will take place," says Sandy. "Even though the other candidates are not as far to the right, they are people who are well-received in the markets."
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|Title Annotation:||economic development forecast|
|Author:||Velazquez, Andres F.|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2006|
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