Gustavo Petro wins the Historic Pact for Lights and Shadows

Gustavo Petro , Candidate for the presidency, confirmed on Sunday the favouritism that was apparent in the polls in the last couple of weeks.

(Positions for those who wish to join (Positions for candidates to Historic Pact of Pensions and Inclusiveness).

The election was won by Bogota's former mayor and senator from the Republic. The result officially makes him a candidate in the presidency of the Republic which that he hopes to win for the third time.

The huge turnout in the consultation made him the most representative of members of the Colombian left. is also a strong contender for president despite his controversial opinions and views on numerous areas.

Petro has expressed his desire to change the pension system by establishing the position of a public administrator for pension funds. This will enable Petro to combine the public and private funds to create an "mixed and complementary system."

As per the candidate the country of Colombia there no pension system. Instead the system is built on bank profits. Many claim that Petro would eliminate the possibility of him assuming the president. Petro recently stated that he will not eliminate the system, but would instead seek to overhaul the system of pensions in Colombia to ensure the minimum amount of pension for Colombians. He said "no requirement" to increase the age of retirement.

(Who comprise the list of Historic Pact's potential candidates).

Another issue that has been a source of controversy is the fact that he has repeatedly stated that he will stop extraction of oil when the day he takes office. This has created anxiety among investors and the market generally.

Experts believe that Petro's proposal for Colombia to stop oil exploration would cause the loss of $4.3 billion.

Additionally, this proposal would create an antioil front in the globe and across the region that shifts the economy away from fossil fuels. In this regard, I would invite Gabriel Boric the Chilean president and LuizInacio Lula Silva the Brazilian president.

Petro stated that he was speaking with Pedro Sanchez (the Prime Minister of Spain) about his proposal.

His views on health are also controversial. He has called for the ending of EPS and replaced it with a model of preventive medical care that "guarantees the rights of individuals and not the profit margins of bankers." raised doubts about the independence of the Banco de la Republica. He announced that he was going to make changes when he becomes the president.

According to , "the Board of Directors of the Bank is part of a political party, the Democratic Center" and therefore, "what we want is an independent Bank of the Republic (...) it seems to me important that the Board of Directors is a part of the public," said the candidate, in the middle of an argument.

( is the leader in voting intentions for the presidential elections According to Invamer).

The idea of releasing funds to finance government expenditure was also controversial.

petro gustavo concentrate on a sustainable economy that isn't dependent on fossil fuels.

It is also stated that he will propose a tax reform that eliminates exemptions, and transforms the idea of minimum wage by a real wage based on income and capital.

Views: 9


You need to be a member of On Feet Nation to add comments!

Join On Feet Nation

© 2024   Created by PH the vintage.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service