Many of the goals cannot be achieved in four years alone: ​​Petro

Many of the goals cannot be achieved in four years alone: ​​Petro

‘Some say to me, ‘You can’t do that in four years, do you want to be re-elected?’ I accept that many of these goals cannot be achieved in just four years, but we are starting to lay the foundational pillars of the economic transition, the social transition, the energy transition, building a multicolored democracy,” said the former mayor. from Bogotá. †

A few months ago, in the capital magazine ‘Semana’, Petro also referred to the edition of re-election when asked if he would try to return to the presidency, “I said I’ve governed under the 1991 constitution, which prohibits re-election, since the 1991 National Constituent Assembly.

“The next government, after mine ends, will be elected by the Colombian people, I hope the reforms we are going to make in this first government of Colombia’s historic change (…). Nothing for four years. I don’t think my wife will last another four years, and neither will my daughter.”

Petro’s recent statements in Santa Marta have been criticized by House candidate Nariño Federico Gutierrezwho expressed via his Twitter account: “I guarantee to Colombians that our government will exist for 4 years, as prescribed by the Colombian constitution.”

Re-election of the president in the country was banned from the Constituent Assembly until 2004, when former president Álvaro Uribe presented a reform to Congress to allow this figure to re-establish in the country, and as a result, Uribe himself was re-elected at the time ( 2002-2006 and 2006-2010) and Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2014 and 2014-2018).

However, in 2008, the ‘Yidispolitica’ scandal was brought to light when the former Representative of the House, Yidis Medina, admitted to receiving offers from government officials in exchange for her vote for the reelection law, for which several officials of the Uribe government were and parliamentarians of the time were condemned.

The re-election of the head of state was again banned in the country in 2015 in the context of the balance of power reform.

Source: El Heraldo