Gustavo Petro won the Historic Pact with the help of Lights and Shadows
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The election was won by Bogota's former mayor and senator of the Republic. This means that he is a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic the office that he is aspiring to for the third time.
The high percentage of votes he received during the consultation makes him the most representative of the Colombian Left and is a strong candidate for the presidency, despite his controversial ideas and proposals across multiple fronts, like the one on economics.
Petro has expressed his intention to make a readjustment to pensions through the creation of a public administrator of pension funds that will operate the benefit of a "mixed and complimentary system" in conjunction with private fund.
gustavo petro The candidate claimed that Colombia does not have a retirement system, but instead an institution that generates bank profits. Many believe this would stop his from being President. Petro recently said that he wouldn't eliminate the system but would push for reforms to the pension system in order to ensure the minimum amount of income to Colombians. He said "no need" for an increase in the age of retirement.
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Another controversial issue is his repeated promises to stop oil extraction when the time comes for him to become President. This has created uncertainty for investors as well as the general market.
Experts say Petro's idea of ending oil exploration would cause a massive impact on Colombia, costing Colombia $4.3 trillion.
I also propose to create an anti oil front in the region and around the world. This would help shift the economy away from fossil fuels. In this regard I would like to invite Gabriel Boric (the new Chilean president) and LuizInacio Lula da Silva (the Brazilian LuizInacio Lula da Silva) and others.
https://www.bluradio.com/noticias/gustavo-petro Petro stated that he has talked to Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain about his proposal.
https://diariodelcauca.com.co/politica/es-gustavo-petro-una-amenaza-para-la-economia-de-colombia His position on health has been controversial as the president insists on stopping EPS and replacing it with a preventive health model that "guarantees the rights of people, not the bankers' profits".
He also cast doubt on the independence of Banco de la Republica. Gustavo Petro He also announced that he would make reforms should he become the president.
Petro said that the Bank Board of Directors belonged to the Democratic Center and "What we would like is an independent Bank of the Republic (...) it seems crucial that the Board of Directors includes the participation of the society," the candidate stated during a debate.
https://www.larepublica.co/gustavo-petro Invamer states that Petro is the main vote intention in the presidential elections.
His idea of issuing cash to fund spending by the government was not without controversy.
Among the pillars of Petro's plans is an economy that doesn't depend on fossil fuels, mining, or extraction of hydrocarbons, and increasing importance to agriculture.
petro gustavo It is also stated that he will propose a tax reform that eliminates exemptions as well as the replacement of the concept of minimum wages by a real wage based on income and capital.