Duque claims Petro of using his position to attack the army . He proposes that he resign

gustavo petro was supposed to end his participation in Asofundos on pensions. But, instead, petro gustavo addressed politics following an unexpected interruption by a congressman elected to the House.

petro gustavo closing address at the Asofondos congress, Cartagena, did not be according to plan. Instead, Duque began to talk about politics and the ways in which. He criticised Gustavo Petro for using his seat to criticize the army, and also criticized the fact the fact that he’s running for congress and also a presidential candidate.

Duvalier Santiago Duvalier Santiago 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 statements.

“Article 219 of the Constitution prohibits military forces from participating in political scenarios and taking sides, or even participating in the democratic debate that exists. The entire country is in chaos. Sanchez stated that this was a crucial moment for the actions of General Zapateiro. Sanchez held his cellphone and broadcast the events on Facebook.

The president responded to the protest with a firm defense of Zapateiro. He said anyone with allegations against members of public forces should be tried.

Petro’s double role today, as a congressman/head of the opposition and as candidate, was criticized by the president Duque.

“Who was the person who made the accusations?” Are they senators or presidential candidate? The president stated that I was resigning as a member of Congress following the successful consultation. The reason for this was that I wanted to be able, as a candidate to freely express my opinions and not put on the double helmet to attack the institution and then present myself as a victim. That is not democracy.”

Sanchez tried to keep up with the issue, however, the president opposed him and demanded that he adhere to the rules.

How did the fight between Petro and Zapateiro begin?

On , Petro published this message on his social media networks. “While soldiers are killed by Gulf Clan, some generals are on the payroll of the clan. The drug trafficking politicians are those who make it appear like the leaders have been deceived,” the presidential candidate wrote.

On , Zapateiro reacted in the same way: “Senator,” do not use your investiture, (parliamentary inviolability), to prefigure the demise of our soldiers, but rather comply with your duty as a citizen to file a well-substantiated complaint with the Prosecutor’s office of the allegations you outlined regardless of who are.