The president was supposed to stop his participation in Asofundos speaking about pensions but he did so talking about politics, due a surprise interruption from an elected congressman.
President Ivan Duque’s closing speech during the Asofondos Congress Cartagena was not the one was planned for. Instead of discussing pensions, Duque decided to discuss politics and the ways to do. Gustavo Petro's use of his seat to criticize and attack the army was something he was critical of.
He was not even beginning with greetings, when the member of the Chamber chosen by the Valle del Cauca of the Green Alliance party, Duvalier Sanchez, interrupted him to ask the representative what he planned to do following the comments of General Eduardo Zapateiro against the statements of presidential candidate Gustavo Petro .
https://www.inventables.com/users/cochranemccain1426 of the Constitution specifically prohibits the military forces from being involved in political situations by taking sides or taking part in the debate on democracy which is currently in existence. The whole nation is angry. It's a critical moment that General Zapateiro took part in," Sanchez said as the phone was held up and broadcast everything that was going on via his Facebook account.
The president responded to the chaos with defending Zapateiro. He stated that anyone with accusations against members the public force should be prosecuted.
Petro's dual status as a congressman as well as the head of opposition and candidate today was further criticized by President Duque.
"Who is accusing petro gustavo ? https://repo.getmonero.org/gustavo-petroqoog479 or someone running for office? I have resigned from Congress after I was selected for the popular vote to be able to voice my opinions freely as a potential candidate and not wear the double hat or double hat (...) to use an office to attack others and, when the institutions react, portray themselves as victims as that's not democracy also," the president said.
Sanchez tried to keep up with the debate However, the president resisted him and demanded that Sanchez adhere to the rules of the occasion.
What was the reason why the battle to defend Petro and Zapateiro start?
Petro shared this message on his social networks on April 20th, "While soldiers are being murdered by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on clan's payroll. "The corruption within the top ranks is a result of when drug trafficking politicians end-up ascending to generals," said the presidential candidate.
On Friday, Zapateiro replied with the same words: "Senator," do not use your investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to foretell the death of our soldiers instead, you should comply with your duty as a citizen to file a well-substantiated complaint with the Prosecutor's office of the facts you mentioned regardless of who you are.