Corruption: Key Point of the Presidential Debate

Corruption: Key Point of the Presidential Debate

There are many proposals, ideas, reforms and laws that have been discussed and implemented in the country to end the corruption, but it did not work.

However, because of the sensitivity of the issue to ordinary citizens, who cannot fully process a public money theft scandal when another equal or worse has already been discovered, the presidential candidates are putting the fight against the crimes that affect the treasury on the agenda of the political debate. as one of the most relevant points in their plans and programs towards the throne of Bolívar.

So much so that in recent weeks the body Transparency for Colombia Called on all political campaigns and actors to take the fight against corruption with the seriousness it deserves, taking into account the serious consequences that the misappropriation of the public domain has on the normal functioning of the state, especially in what has to do with citizens’ social assistance: health, education, nutrition, justice and others.

For this reason, EL HERALDO has selected the candidates for the Palace of Narino their proposals regarding transparency and the fight against corruption, which they have also put forward in the various debates and journalistic and virtual spaces they have.

Given what is known about his proposals, the political analyst said Carlos Ariasprofessor at Externado University, told EL HERALDO that “the vast majority of the presidential candidates’ proposals on anti-corruption and, with the exception of Sergio Fajardo, remain in the common places of solidarity and indignation that public opinion has today”.

For his part, Ángel Tuirán, an academic from the Universidad del Norte, indicated that corruption is one of the major problems in Colombia, or perhaps the first: “The misuse and use of public funds to promote personal, family or group projects. , to the detriment of collective interests, affects everyone’s quality of life, but especially that of those sectors that are vulnerable, sectors that need more investment”.

Source: El Heraldo

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