LAW 131 1994
Official Gazette No. 41,351, of May 9, 1994
By which regulates voting for political programs and other provisions. Summary
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. In implementation of Article 259 of the Constitution, it means Voto Programmatic the participation mechanism by which citizens vote to elect governors and mayors imposed mandate to elect the implementation of the government program that has been presented as an integral part the registration of his candidacy.
. In the application of Articles 40 and 103 of the Constitution, the removal of officials for breach of the government program is a mechanism of popular participation, in terms of this Act.
ARTICLE 3. Candidates to be popularly elected as governors and mayors must submit to public consideration a government program that will make integral part of the registration with the respective electoral authorities, having to subsequently fill its publication in the official organ of the respective territorial entity or, failing that, departmental or municipal administrations edit a publication where ordered to make themselves known programs of all applicants, subject to public disclosure in accordance with the regulations on the use of media.
ARTICLE 4. INEXEQUIBLE said. . Effective Jurisprudence
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The 5th ITEM. The mayors elected popularly propose to their respective municipal councils in the following regular sessions of the date of possession, modifications, additions or deletions to the economic and social plan that is in effect on that date, in order to update and incorporate the general guidelines the political program of government included in its quality of candidates. In the absence of any plan, they will proceed to their presentation within the same term, in accordance with the registered program, without prejudice embodied in paragraph 3rd of article 1. Act 1991. 02
mayor may propose amendments to the investment plan of the municipality, before their respective municipal councils in the following regular sessions of the date of possession.
Once the amendments approved by the city council, will be notified of the same for their respective control to departmental planning agency concerned within a period not exceeding ten (10) days after the approval.
ARTICLE 6o. The governors popularly elected convene assemblies if they are in recess, and submitted within two (2) months of his possession, modifications, deletions or additions to departmental development plans in order to update and incorporate the general program guidelines enrolled in their quality of candidates.
In the absence of any development plan, they will proceed to its presentation to the departmental assembly, within the same terms and conditions, in accordance with the registered program.
ARTICLE 7. The revocation of the mandate proceed as long as the following requirements are to take:
1. Have not less than a year elapsed, counted from the date of possession of the respective mayor or governor. Effective Jurisprudence
2. Mediate in writing to the National Registry, request to convene a popular uprising to recall, by a memorial subscribing citizens have no less than 40% of the total votes he got chosen. Effective Jurisprudence
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Article 8. The application memorial call for popular uprising for revocation must support the reasons that animate it.
Article 9. The citizens of the respective territorial entity will be called a popular decision on the revocation by the National Registry within a period not exceeding two months as from the date of filing the application memorial.
ARTICLE 10. It is for the National Registrar, after meeting the requirements of article 7. of this Act, the electoral authorities coordinate with the respective department or municipality disclosure, promotion and realization of the call for popular uprising.
ARTICLE 11. For purposes of programmatic vote Only, proceed to revoke the mandate for governors and mayors, as this is approved in the popular uprising by half plus one votes of citizens participating in the respective call, provided the number of votes not less than fifty-five percent (55%) of the valid votes recorded the day they elected their agent. Effective Notes
ARTICLE 12. Having made the popular uprising and the previous report of scrutiny of the electoral authority of the respective territorial entity, the National Registrar move to inform the President of the Republic or the respective governor to proceed, as appropriate, the removal from office of the respective governor or mayor revoked.
ARTICLE 13. The revocation of the mandate, the processing range set out in Article 12 of this Act shall be immediately enforceable.
ARTICLE 14. It Revoked the mandate to the governor or the mayor, will call elections for new president within two (2) months from the date of revocation. During the period between the date of revocation and possession of the new president, will be appointed as commissioned by the President or the Governor, as the case, a citizen of the same group, movement, industry or political party the president revoked.
ARTICLE 15. Declared
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Article 16. This Law governs from its promulgation.
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic, JORGE RAMON ELIAS
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the honorable Chamber of Representatives, Francisco Jose Jattin
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
Republic of Colombia - National Government.
Published and execute.
Bogota, DC, on the 9th day of May 1994.
César Gaviria Trujillo.
The Minister of Government,
FABIO RAMIREZ VILLEGAS