Require the assistance of other authorities for the development of research within its competence, and commissions for examination of evidence if it deems appropriate. (Amended by Decree 1500 of 2002) CHAPTER VI – THE CONGRESS OF ARTICLE 179. Not Congress may be: Those who have been convicted at any time by a court, a deprivation of liberty, except for political crimes or negligent. Those who have served as public employees, jurisdiction or political authority, civil, administrative or military, within twelve months preceding the date of the election. Those who have been involved in business management to public entities, or the conclusion of contracts with them and self-interest, or third, or were legal representatives of entities that administer taxes or contributions charges, within six months prior to the date of the election.
Those who have lost estidura of Congressman inv MP, councilor or mayor. Those with links through marriage or permanent union or kinship in the third degree of consanguinity, affinity one, or only civilian, officials engaged in civil or political authority. Those linked through marriage or permanent union or kinship within the third degree of consanguinity or second of affinity or civil first, and register in the same party, movement or group for election of officers, or members of public corporations to be made on the same date. Those with dual nationality, except for Colombians by birth. No one shall be elected for more than a corporation or public office or for a corporation and one count if the respective periods coincide in time, and it is partly.