Gustavo Petro, Winner of the Historic Pact: Lights and Shadows
Gustavo Petro was confirmed as the Candidate on Sunday. Petro has been attending the elections for several weeks with favoritism.
(Positions for those who wish to join the Historic Pact of Pensions and Inclusiveness).
The victory in the Historic Pact coalition was won by the ex-mayor of Bogota and also the former senator of the Republic. He officially became a candidate for Presidency of the Republic and is an ambition he hopes to be able to hold for the third time in a row.
https://www.grupoenergiadebogota.com/content/download/5967/88919/file/GUSTAVO FRANCISCO PETRO URREGO.pdf 's the most authentic figure in Colombian left and a strong presidential candidate, despite his controversial ideas and proposals on many areas, including the economic.
Petro has stated that he plans to alter the pension scheme by creating a public manager of pension funds. This would allow for a "mixed system" of private and public funds.
He also stated that Colombia has no pension system but rather a system of bank profit. This is the reason that many believe would make him the most likely choice for the Presidency. Petro said recently that he would not eliminate the system, but he will pursue pension reform to ensure that Colombians receive a minimum retirement. Petro also claimed that there's no need to raise the age of retirement.
(Who constitutes the Historic Pact candidate list).
Another issue that has caused controversy is that he has repeatedly promised that he would end oil extraction the day the day he assumes office as President. This has created uncertainty for investors and the general market.
Experts believe Petro's plan for Colombia to end oil exploration would cause an estimated loss of $4.3 billion.
This proposal also includes the formation of an anti-oil front across the region and across the globe that will help move the economy away fossil fuels. I would invite Gabriel Boric, the new Chilean president, as well as Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, the Brazilian vice-president.
Petro claimed that he talked with Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain about his suggestion.
His position on healthcare issues is also controversial. He insists on ending EPS and replacing it with a preventive-care model that "guarantees individuals' rights and not bankers' profits."
He also cast doubt on the independence of Banco de la Republica. He announced that he would implement reforms when he becomes the president.
Petro claims that the Bank's Board of Directors is part of a political group known as the Democratic Center. Therefore, Petro claims, "What we want" is a true independent Bank of the Republic (...). The candidate said this during an argument.
gustavo petro claims that Petro is the president's choice for voting intention.
His plan to issue money to fund government spending was controversial.
Petro's ideas include an economy that isn't dependent, mining and extraction of hydrocarbons, and a greater agricultural role.
https://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro stated that he will implement a tax reform to eliminate exemptions and change the minimum wage concept into a wage built on capital and income.