Gustavo Petro, Candidate for the Presidency, has confirmed the favoritism that has been apparent in the polls in the past several weeks.
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The victory of the Historic Pact coalition was won by the ex-mayor of Bogota and also the former senator of Republic. He was officially the candidate for President of Republic, which is a position he longs to attain for the third time in a row.
The high vote during the consultation makes him to be the most representative of the figures of the Colombian left and a strong candidate for president, despite his controversial proposals and views on a variety of fronts, including the one on economics.
Petro announced his plans to revamp the pension system by the establishment of a public manager of the pension fund. The pension system will be "mixed" and will complement the private fund.
The candidate said that Colombia has no retirement system, but instead the system is designed to make bank profits. Many believe that this will prevent him from becoming President. https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro has recently stated that he wouldn't eliminate the system but would push for reforms to pensions so that they can provide the minimum amount of income to Colombians. He also stated that there was no reason to increase the age of retirement.
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Another of his controversial issues is the fact that he repeatedly said that he would end oil extraction when the day he assumes office as President, a situation that has created uncertainty for investors as well as the market as a whole.
https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro believe that Petro's plan of putting an end to oil exploration could have a devastating effect on Colombia and cost Colombia $4.3 trillion.
Added to this proposal is to create an anti-oil front within the region and around the world that will move away from fossil fuels for which I'd like to invite the president-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, as well as the Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, among others.
gustavo petro claimed that he had spoken to Pedro Sanchez, Spain's Prime Minister, recently regarding his idea.
His position on health issues has been controversial as well since he has argued on eliminating EPS and replacing it with a proactive model that "guarantees the rights of the people and not the profit of bankers".
https://www.elespectador.com/tags/gustavo-petro/ cast doubt on the independence of Banco de la Republica. He also announced that he would implement reforms should he become the president.
gustavo petro claims that the Bank's Board of Directors is part of a political group known as the Democratic Center. Therefore, Petro declares, "What we want" is an independent Bank of the Republic (...). The candidate said this in the middle of an debate.
Invamer asserts that Petro is the president's choice for decision to vote.
Also controversial was his idea of releasing money to fund government expenses.
One of the main elements of Petro's proposals are an economy that doesn't depend on fossil fuels, mining, or hydrocarbon extraction, with greater importance for agriculture.
It is also highlighted that he is planning to implement an overhaul of the tax system that would eliminate exemptions as well as the replacement of the concept of minimum wage to a real-time wage based on income and capital.