On February 13, 2013, Colombian netizens promoted the hashtag #revoquemoselCongreso [es] [Let's Revoke Congress] to expose the reasons why the country's members of Congress should leave their jobs.
The hashtag comes from a citizen initiative with the same name [es] and is looking to collect the necessary signatures to promote a constitutional referendum to achieve their objective. Currently, only mayors and governors can be removed from their posts, so the idea is to include a precept which allows the revocation of members of Congress.
Johnny Sanabria (@jfsanabria) [es] invites society to unite:
While Alejandra (@arv18) [es] thinks that a change is necessary in honour of a more just country:
For her part, Laura Serrato Pérez (@LauriitaSerrato) [es] shows her total support:
In the same way, she expresses that the current situation should definitely change:
@silvamoyano: Uds revocan el congreso y los corruptos se reencauchan en cuerpo ajeno. Los partidos intactos y privilegiando caciques
At the same time, screenwriter Gustavo Bolívar (@GustavoBolivar) [es] does his own overview of the current political situation in Colombia:
Finally, the blog MQh2 [es] highlights the members of Congress’ links with illegal armed groups:
Durante los últimos cinco años 200 congresistas de la República y 470 funcionarios de todo el país han sido salpicados por el escándalo de la parapolítica. La lista sigue creciendo pero la justicia avanza lentamente.
During the past five years 200 members of Congress of the Republic and 470 officials from around the country have been affected by the parapolitics scandal. The list continues to grow, but justice moves slowly.
The Congress of Colombia is composed of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate, made up of a total of 268 parliamentarians. The deadline for the collection of signatures to promote a constitutional referendum expires on May 31, 2013. The number of collected signatures must be two million in order for the process to continue.