Duque claims Petro de using his job to fight the army. Duque suggests that Petro should quit.

The president was expected to withdraw from Asofundos about pensions. However, https://myclc.clcillinois.edu/web/jeff_test/ttttttutoring/-/message_boards/message/35963792 was able to talk about politics following an unexpected interruption by an elected congressman.

The final speech delivered by President Ivan Duque at the Asofondos congress was not as planned. Instead of discussing pensions, Duque began to discuss politics and the ways in which. Gustavo Petro was criticized for using his seat as a weapon against the army. He also criticised the fact that he’s both an opponent and a congressman.

Duvalier Sanchez interrupted him to ask him regarding his plans after General Eduardo Zapateiro’s comment against Gustavo Petro’s.

“Article 229. The Constitution explicitly prohibits the participation of military forces in political scenarios, taking sides or in the democratic dialogue which exists. The nation is stunned. Sanchez declared, “It’s a critical time what General Zapateiro has done,” as he held his phone in front of him and posted the entire event on his Facebook page.

The president responded with force to the commotion by defending Zapateiro.

Petro’s double status as a congressman and leader of the opposition was criticised by President Duque.

“Who is the one to blame?” Are you a senator? The president informed me that I had resigned as a member of Congress following the successful consultation. This was in order to be able as a candidate to freely voice my opinions and not put on the double helmet to attack the institution and then paint myself as a victim. This is not democratic.”

Sanchez attempted to follow the controversy however he was detained by the president who demanded Sanchez follow the rules.

How did the fight to defend Petro and Zapateiro begin?

On April 20, Petro published this message via his networks. “While https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/show_user.php?userid=586165 are killed by Gulf Clan, some generals are on clan’s payroll. “The top leadership is corrupted as drug trafficking leaders rise to become generals,” wrote the presidential candidate.

The following Friday, Zapateiro reacted in the same way: “Senator, do not use your investment (parliamentary inviolability) to pretend to politicize the death of our soldiers, rather perform your civic duty by submitting a an substantiated complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office of the facts that you mention regardless of who you are.”