Gustavo Petro wins the Historic Pact for Lights and Shadows

Gustavo Petro wins the Historic Pact for Lights and Shadows

Gustavo Petro, Candidate for the Presidency, confirmed Sunday the favoritism that has been evident in polls over the last couple of weeks.

(Positions for candidates to the Historic Pact of Pensions and Inclusiveness). of the Historic Pact coalition was won by the former mayor of Bogota and also the former senator of Republic. He officially became a candidate for Presidency of the Republic in a position he longs to achieve for the third time.

Despite his controversial views regarding various issues and fronts his high turnout in the consultation has made him the most representative persona of Colombia's left.

Petro announced his plans to overhaul the pension system by the creation of a public administrator for the pension fund. The system will be "mixed" and complement the private funds.

The candidate has said that in Colombia "we do not have pensions, we have the system is based on bank profits," so many claim that he will eliminate the possibility of achieving the Presidency. But, Petro recently said that the government would not end pensions but would pursue reforms to pensions to achieve a minimum pension for Colombians. Petro also said that it was not necessary to increase the age of retirement.

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Another of his controversial issues is that he has repeatedly stated that he would stop extraction of oil the moment the day he assumes office as president, which has caused uncertainty among investors as well as the general market.

Experts believe Petro's plan for Colombia to stop exploration for oil will result in an estimated loss of $4.3 billion.

Added to is the idea of establishing an anti-oil front within the region and across the globe, which moves away from fossil fuels for which I'd like to invite the new president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, and the Brazilian Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as well as other people.

Petro claimed that the two of them were talking to Pedro Sanchez (the Prime Minister of Spain) regarding his idea.

petro gustavo on health issues has been controversial as well because he insists on the end of EPS and replacing it with a proactive health model that "guarantees the rights of people and not the profit of bankers".

He also questioned the independence of Banco de la Republica, and announced that he will also change the institution in the event of his becoming president.

Petro said that the Bank Board of Directors belonged to the Democratic Center and "What we want is an independent Bank of the Republic (...) it seems crucial that the Board of Directors has the presence of society members," the candidate stated during the debate.

(Petro has the highest percentage of votes in the presidential elections According to Invamer). was also controversial that he suggested to issue cash to fund government expenses.

Petro's ideas include an economy that isn't dependent, mining and extraction of hydrocarbons, and a greater agricultural role.

It is also stated that he is planning to implement an overhaul of the tax system that would eliminate exemptions as well as the replacement of the concept of minimum wage by a real wage based on income and capital.