The president was supposed to discuss pensions when he closed his Asofundos participation. But he chose to discuss politics instead, after being interrupted by a newly elected congressman.
President Ivan Duque’s closing remarks to the Asofondos congress in Cartagena were not in line with the plan. Instead, he spoke about politics and the ways in which. Gustavo Petro was criticized for making use of his position as a weapon against the army. He also criticised that he is both an opponent and congressman.
Duvalier Santiago, the Valle del Cauca Green Alliance representative, interrupted him and asked him what he would do following the trills of General Eduardo Zapateiro in opposition to Gustavo Petro ‘s remarks.
“Article 219” prohibits military personnel from taking sides, engaging in democratic debates or participating in political situations. gustavo petro is shocked. This is a crucial moment, that General Zapateiro took part in,” Sanchez said as the phone was held up and broadcast everything that was going on via his Facebook account.
The president reacted with force to defend Zapateiro’s position in the midst of all the chaos and stated that anyone who has allegations against members of the public force the person should be brought to justice.
Petro’s dual roles as a congressman, as well as head of opposition and candidate today was further criticized by President Duque.
“Who are the culprits?” Are they senators or a candidate? The president informed me that I had resigned as a Member of Congress following the successful consultation. This was in order to allow me, as a candidate, to freely express my opinions and not put on the double helmet to attack the institution and then paint myself as the victim. This is not democratic.”
Sanchez tried to keep up with the controversy , but was deterred by President Obama who demanded Sanchez follow the rules.
What was the reason for the war between Petro, Zapateiro begin?
Petro posted the following message via his networks, April 20 2010. “While petro gustavo are being murdered by the Gulf Clan,” Petro posted this message on his networks. The drug trafficking politicians are the ones who make it look as if the clan’s leaders are deceived,” the presidential candidate wrote.
The following Friday, Zapateiro replied the same way. gustavo petro ,” Zapateiro said in the same tone: “Senator,” don’t use your power of investiture (parliamentary immunity) to attempt to make the death of our soldiers. Instead, you must fulfill your citizen responsibility of filing a legitimate complaint to the Prosecutor of the information you cite, whoever is.”