The president was set to close his participation in Asofundos talking about pensions, however, he continued to speak about politics due to a surprise interruption from an elected congressman.
The closing speech of the president Ivan Duque at the Asofondos congress did not go as planned. Instead of talking about pensions he started to talk about politics and how. Gustavo Petro ‘s use of his seat to attack and critique the military was something that he condemned.
Duvalier Santiago, the Valle of the Cauca Green Alliance representative, interrupted him and asked him what he would respond to the actions of General Eduardo Zapateiro in opposition to Gustavo Petro ‘s statements.
“Article 219” of the Constitution expressly prohibits the military forces from participating in political scenarios, taking sides or participating in the debate on democracy that exists. The whole country is disturbed. Sanchez declared that it was a crucial moment in the General’s decisions. He held up his phone to broadcast the events on Facebook.
The president was caught in the middle of the chaos, the president responded by defending Zapateiro with force. Zapateiro and stated that if anyone made allegations against public officials, forcibly, they should be brought to the courts.
Petro’s dual role as a Congressman, Head of the Opposition as well as a Candidate was also criticized further by the President Duque.
“Who is https://www.openlearning.com/u/schulzklinge-rawk5x/blog/GustavoPetroSLightsAndShadowsTheWinnerOfTheHistoricPact making these accusations?” A senator or someone running for office? 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 use the double helmet to criticize the institution and then paint myself as a victim. That is not democracy.”
Sanchez tried to keep up with the controversy but was stopped by President Obama who demanded Sanchez follow the rules.
How did the battle between Petro, Zapateiro begin?
petro gustavo was posted by Petro on April 20 via his networks. “While the soldiers suffer at the hands of the Gulf Clan terrorists, some generals serve for the clan.” https://controlc.com/eac82a25 in the clan’s leadership is evident when it is drug trafficking politicians that eventually become generals.” the presidential candidate wrote.
Friday’s reply was exactly the same “Senator,” he said, “Do not use your investiture [parliamentary inviolability] to politicize our deaths, rather, fulfill your obligation as a citizen by substantiated complaint to the Prosecutor’s Office of the details mentioned, whoever and wherever you may be.”