On Sunday, Gustavo Petro, the candidate for Gustavo Petro , confirmed the favoritism that polls have been indicating for several weeks.
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Ex-senator of the Republic and ex-mayor in Bogota has won the victory in the Historic Pact coalition. Officially, he is now a candidate to the Presidency, which he hopes to win for the third time.
He is the most representative figure in Colombian left, and is a credible presidential candidate despite his controversial opinions and proposals on many fronts, including economic.
gustavo petro has announced that he plans to alter the pension scheme by creating a public manager of pension funds. This would enable the creation of a "mixed system" of private and public funds.
The candidate said that Colombia has no retirement system, but instead an institution that generates bank profits. Many believe that this will prevent the candidate from becoming president. Petro has recently stated that he wouldn't eliminate the system but would push for reforms to the pension system in order to provide a minimum income for Colombians. He also said there was "no requirement" to increase the age of retirement.
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Another thing that has been criticized about him is that he frequently promises that he will stop oil extraction when he assumes his office. This has led to uncertainty among investors as well as the market.
Experts believe that Petro's plan of stopping exploration of oil could cost Colombia the equivalent of $4.3 billion in losses.
The proposal also calls for the formation of an anti-oil front across the region and around the globe that will help move the economy away fossil energy sources. I would invite Gabriel Boric, the new Chilean president, as well as Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, the Brazilian vice president.
https://www.bluradio.com/noticias/gustavo-petro said he recently spoke with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, about his proposal.
His position regarding health concerns has also been controversial. He has insistent on the end of EPS in order to replace it with a preventive model that "guarantees both the rights of individuals and not the financial gains of bankers".
He has also raised questions about the independence of the Banco de la Republica and said he'd make a reform in the event of becoming the President.
Petro said that the Bank Board of Directors belonged to the Democratic Center and "What we need is an independent Bank of the Republic (...) it seems crucial that the board of directors includes the participation of society members," the candidate stated during an argument.
Invamer reports that Petro is the leader in the voting plans for the presidential elections.
The idea of releasing money to finance spending on government was also controversial.
The main pillars of Petro's plans is an economy that does not depend on fossil fuels, mining, or hydrocarbon extraction, with more importance in agriculture.
There is also a mention that he would implement a tax overhaul that would remove exemptions and change minimum wage concepts into actual wage rates based on income and capital.