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24 May 2022
Gustavo Petro the candidate confirmed on Sunday the favoritism that had been marked in polls for several week.
(Positions within the Historic Pact for Pensions & Inflation)
The victory in the Historic Pact coalition was won by the former mayor of Bogota, and the former senator of the Republic. He officially became a candidate for Presidency of Republic, which is the position he has always wanted to be able to hold for the third consecutive time.
Despite his controversial views on a variety of fronts and ideas, the high voting in the consultation has made him the most representative figure of Colombia's left.
gustavo petro https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro Petro has expressed his intention to change the pension system through the establishment of a public administrator of pension funds to have an "mixed and complementary system" together with private funds.
The candidate said that Colombia has no retirement system, but rather a system that makes bank profits. Many believe this could prevent his from being President. petro gustavo However, Petro recently said that he will not abolish them however, he would like to reform the pension system to ensure a minimum pension for Colombians. Petro also said that it's not required to raise the age at which pensioners can retire.
(Who are on the list of Historic Pact's possible candidates).
Another issue that is controversial about him is that he repeatedly promises that he will end oil extraction once he takes his office. This has led to anxiety among investors as well and the market.
Experts estimate that Petro’s proposal of putting an end to oil exploration could cause a massive impact on Colombia and cost Colombia $4.3 trillion.
The plan also proposes the establishment of an anti-oil force across the region as well as all over the world which will assist in moving the economy away from fossil energy sources. I would like to invite Gabriel Boric, the new Chilean president, as well as Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, the Brazilian vice president.
https://www.bluradio.com/noticias/gustavo-petro Petro said he's talked to Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain about his proposal.
His position on health is as well controversial. He has demanded the end of EPS and replaced it with a model of preventive medicine that "guarantees the rights of people and not the profit margins of bankers."
He also questioned the autonomy of Banco de la Republica, and announced that he would also reform the institution should he being elected President.
https://www.camara.gov.co/gustavo-petro-urrego Petro asserts that the Bank's Board of Directors is part of a political party called the Democratic Center. Therefore, Petro declares, "What we want" is an independent Bank of the Republic (...). https://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/gustavo-petro petro gustavo The candidate made that in the middle of an argument.
(Petro leads voting intention in the presidential elections According to Invamer).
It was also controversial that he suggested to issue cash to fund government expenses.
Petro's plans include an economy that isn't dependent, mining and extraction of hydrocarbons in addition to a more prominent contribution from agriculture.
It is also mentioned that he is planning to implement an overhaul of the tax system that would eliminate exemptions and the transformation of the concept of minimum wages by a real wage based on capital and income. petro gustavo