The president was supposed to discuss pensions and close Asofundos. Instead the president talked about politics.
gustavo petro closing remarks at the Asofondos Congress in Cartagena did not go as planned and, instead of addressing pensions the president ended up talking about politics and the ways in which. Gustavo Petro was criticised for using his chair to attack the army, and he was also critical of his status as not only a candidate but also as a congressman.
Duvalier Sánchez, Valle del Cauca’s representative to the Chamber was interrupted by his question to inquire about what he was planning to follow up on the comments of General Eduardo Zapateiro, who had been defending Gustavo Petro’s statements.
“Article 209 of the Constitution specifically bans military forces participating in political scenarios or engaging in democratic debates. The country is angry. It’s a critical moment and what General Zapateiro did,” Sanchez stated as he shook his phone to broadcast all that was going on on his Facebook page.
The president was caught in the middle of the commotion, the president responded by offering a strong defense of Zapateiro and said that if anyone was accused against public officials, force , they must go to the courts.
Petro’s dual role as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition as well as an aspiring presidential candidate was also attacked further by the President Duque.
“Who was the person who made the accusations?” A senator or someone running for office? “I resigned from Congress in order to express my opinions freely as a candidate, and not to use the double hat (…) to gain an office to make a statement, then when the institutions respond, present myself as the one who is being attacked. That’s not democracy,” the president stated.
http://b3.zcubes.com/v.aspx?mid=8124313 attempted to stay on the right side of the controversy however, the president opposed him and demanded that he adhere to the guidelines.
What caused the war between Petro Zapateiro and Petro Zapateiro start?
On April 20, Petro published this message on his social media networks. “While soldiers are being killed by the Gulf Clan, some of generals are on the clan’s payroll. http://cosynt.com/411estatest/members/gustavo-petroyqtr864/activity/86837/ is corrupt when it is the drug trafficking politicians who are promoted to the rank of general,” the presidential candidate wrote.
The response on Friday was exactly the same “Senator,” he said, “Do not use your investiture [parliamentary inviolability] to politicize our deaths instead, you must fulfill your civic duty of complaining to the Prosecutor’s office of the facts that are discussed, regardless of where and when you are.”