The president was supposed to discuss pensions and the closing of Asofundos. Instead the president addressed politics.
http://y8space.com/members-2/gustavo-petroepno187/activity/2379903/ ’s closing speech at the Asofondos Congress Cartagena wasn’t what was planned for. Instead of discussing pensions, Duque began to discuss politics and the ways to do. Gustavo Petro was criticized for using his position as a weapon against the army. petro gustavo criticized the fact the fact that he’s both an opponent as well as a congressman.
Duvalier Sanchez confronted him to inquire about his plans after General Eduardo Zapateiro’s remark about Gustavo Petro ‘s.
“Article 219 prohibits military forces from taking sides, participating in democratic debates, or participating in political discussions. The nation is furious. gustavo petro is a crucial moment that General Zapateiro’s actions were a major one,” Sanchez stated as he shook his phone to broadcast what was going on on his Facebook page.
The president responded with strong response to the disturbance by defending Zapateiro.
President Duque was even more explicit and used the occasion to criticize Petro’s dual roles today as a congressman, head of the opposition, as well as a candidate.
“Who is accusing you? What senator? The president said that I was resigning as a member of Congress after winning the popular poll. The reason for this was that I wanted to allow me, as a candidate, to freely express my opinion and not put on the double helmet to attack the institution and then paint myself as the victim. This is not democracy.”
Sanchez attempted to stay on top of the controversy , but was stopped by President Obama who demanded Sanchez adhere to the rules.
What caused the war between Petro & Zapateiro to get started?
Petro shared the message below on his social media networks on the 20th of April, 2010. “While the soldiers are being murdered by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on clan’s payroll. “The leadership is corrupted when drug trafficking leaders end up rising to generals,” wrote the presidential candidate.
On Friday, Zapateiro responded to the same question: “Senator, do not make use of your investiture (parliamentary inviolability) to attempt to politicize the death of our soldiers, rather do your duty as a citizen by filing a providing a substantiated report to the Prosecutor’s Office of the facts that you mention regardless of who you are.”