The president was supposed to end his participation in Asofundos on pensions. But, instead, he addressed politics following an unexpected interruption by a elected congressman.
The closing speech of President Ivan Duque at the Asofondos Congress was not what he had planned. Instead of discussing pensions, the president began talking about politics and how. Gustavo Petro was criticized for using his seat as a weapon against the army. He also criticized the fact that he is both an opponent and congressman.
Duvalier Sánchez, Valle del Cauca’s representative to the Chamber was interrupted by him to ask what he was planning to respond to the trills of General Eduardo Zapateiro, who had been defending Gustavo Petro’s comments.
“Article 219. of the Constitution restricts the military from taking part in any political scenario, taking sides, or engaging in any democratic discussion that exists.” The entire country is in disarray. It’s a crucial moment the way General Zapateiro acted,” Sanchez said as Sanchez was holding his phone to broadcast all the events via his Facebook page.
The president reacted to the controversy by defending Zapateiro. petro gustavo said anyone who had allegations against members of the public force personnel must be brought to trial.
petro gustavo as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition and the candidate for President was also criticized further by the President Duque.
“Who is accusing you? A senator or a candidate? I quit Congress when I won the popular poll in order to be able express my views freely as a potential candidate and not use the double hat or double hat (…) to use a seat to attack and then, when institutions respond, they present themselves as a victim, since that’s not democratic either,” the president said.
https://www.onfeetnation.com/profiles/blogs/army-reservists-back-general-zapateiro-and-condemn-gustavo-petro tried to get involved in the debate however Sanchez was detained by the president who demanded that Sanchez adhere to the rules.
How did the fight to defend Petro and Zapateiro start?
The message was released by Petro on April 20 via his networks. “While soldiers are killed by Gulf Clan, some generals are on the payroll of the clan. ” https://adi.com.ng/members/gustavo-petrotzum442/activity/736647/ in the leadership comes when drug trafficking politicians end-up becoming generals,” said the presidential candidate.
This Friday , Zapateiro replied in the exact same way.