The president was scheduled to discuss pensions when the president decided to end his Asofundos participation. But he chose to speak about politics instead after being interrupted by a newly elected congressman.
President Ivan duque’s closing remarks at the Asofondos Congress, Cartagena, did not take place according to plan. Instead, he started to discuss politics and what he would do. Gustavo Petro was criticised for using his chair to attack the army. He was also critical of the fact that he is not only a candidate but also as a congressman.
gustavo petro of the Cauca Green Alliance representative, interrupted him and asked him what he would do following the trills of General Eduardo Zapateiro in opposition to Gustavo Petro’s statements.
“Article 229. The Constitution expressly prohibits participation of military forces in political scenarios, taking sides or in the democratic dialogue that exists. The nation is in shock. petro gustavo declared that it was a crucial moment in the General’s decisions. He held up his cellphone and broadcast what was happening on Facebook.
The president reacted with strength to the protest by defending Zapateiro.
Petro’s dual role as a congressman, head of the Opposition and a Candidate was also criticized further by President Duque.
“Who is the one making these accusations?” What senator? ” petro gustavo have resigned from Congress in order to express my opinions freely as a candidate, and not use the double hat (…) for an office to make a statement, then when the institutions react, make myself appear as the one who is being attacked. This isn’t democracy,” the president stated.
Sanchez attempted to keep up with the controversy, however, the president stopped him and demanded that Sanchez follow the rules.
What was the story behind Petro and Zapateiro do battle?
Petro posted the following message via his networks, April 20 2010. “While the soldiers are killed during the Gulf Clan attack, some of the generals on the clan’s payroll are also being killed.” Drug traffickers are those who appear like the leaders have been deceived,” the presidential candidate wrote.
This Friday Zapateiro responded similarly. http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8094237 ,” Zapateiro stated in the same tone: “Senator,” don’t use your power of investiture (parliamentary immunity) to try to politicize the deaths of our soldiers. Instead, you must take the responsibility of a citizen by making a substantiated complain to the Prosecutor of the facts you mention, whoever you are.”