The president was set to stop his participation in Asofundos talking about pensions, however, he continued to speak about politics due to a surprise interruption from an elected congressman.
President Ivan duque’s closing remarks during the Asofondos Congress in Cartagena was not like he had planned. Instead of addressing pensions, he ended up talking about politics and the ways in which. Duque criticized Gustavo Petro for using his seat to criticize the army and criticised the fact his dual status as running for congress and also a presidential candidate.
Duvalier Sanchez confronted him to inquire about his plans after General Eduardo Zapateiro’s comment about Gustavo Petro ‘s.
“Article 219. of the Constitution prohibits the military from participating in any political debate and from taking sides or engaging in the democratic discussion that exists.” gustavo petro is angry. Sanchez stated, “It’s a critical time that General Zapateiro’s done,” as he held his phone up and broadcast the entire event on his Facebook page.
The president responded to the chaos with the president defended Zapateiro. He added that anyone with accusations against public officials should be tried.
President Duque did not stop there and used the occasion to criticize Petro’s dual status today as a congressman, the head of the opposition, and also as a candidate.
“Who is the one making these accusations?” Are they senators or a candidate? “I quit Congress in order to have the freedom to voice my views freely and freely as a candidate and not to use the double hat (…) to gain an office to make a statement or criticize the institutions, and when they respond, I will present myself as the one who is being attacked. That’s not democracy neither,” the president stated.
Sanchez tried to stay on the right side of the debate, but the president intervened and demanded Sanchez follow the rules.
What was the story behind Petro and Zapateiro do battle?
https://www.openlearning.com/u/jamesmccormick-ravpfk/blog/GustavoPetroWinsTheHistoricPactForLightsAndShadows sent this message to his social networks on April 20th, “While soldiers are being murdered by Gulf Clan, some generals are on clan’s payroll. The corruption in the clan’s leadership is evident when it’s the drug trafficking politicians who end up becoming generals.” the presidential candidate wrote.
On Friday, Zapateiro responded in the same way: “Senator,” do not use your investiture, (parliamentary inviolability), to prefigure the end of our troops instead, you should perform your civic duty and make a valid complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office of the facts you mentioned regardless of who you are.