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The referendum on fight against corruption in Colombia hasn't taken place because of a low appearance - RIA Novosti, 8/27/2018


BOGOTA, 27 Aug – RIA Novosti. The public referendum on fight against corruption which has taken place in Colombia on Sunday wasn't recognized as valid because of insufficient number voting, according to preliminary data of the National civil register in which task the organization of elections.© enters to Pass the RIA Novosti / Stringer into an image bank "Even not Poland": Rada has compared Ukraine to Kolumbiyeypo to preliminary data, on a referendum about 11,6 million votes have been given. In order that the referendum has been recognized as valid, the appearance of at least a third of the total number of voters in the country, that is more than 12 million people was required. In spite of the fact that more than 99% voting positively have answered seven questions which were contained in poll, their opinion can't be considered as the sufficient number of votes hasn't been received. On a referendum it was offered to voters to answer the questions concerning decrease in salaries to Congressmen and the high-ranking officials, executions of prison sentences on a charge of corruption and also measures, the binding elected officials to publish declarations on property and payment of taxes. In case of successful holding a referendum, the congress would have to adopt the relevant laws on fight against corruption within one year.

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