Colombia: Uribe wins second term

BOGOTA, May 29 (UPI) -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has won a second term in office by a sizable margin, El Tiempo newspaper reported Monday.

The center-right leader, whose tough stand against rebels and militant groups gained him widespread approval, garnered more than 60 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, according to returns.


Uribe earlier this year successfully lobbied to have the Colombian Constitution amended so that he could pursue another four-year term, his second.

The president promised to continue cracking down on violence and drugs during his second term.

Leftist rebels, meanwhile, made good on the their promise not to interfere with the election.

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