• Levin Barrera posted an update 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Gustavo Petro , Candidate for the Presidency, confirmed Sunday the favoritism that has been apparent in the polls in the last few weeks.

    (Position of candidates for the Historic Pact on Pensions and inflation).

    petro gustavo of Bogota and former senator of Republic was the winner of the Historic Pact alliance and officially declared himself a candidate for the presidency of the Republic which that he’s always aspired for in the past three years.

    The high vote during the consultation makes him to be the most representative persona of the Colombian left, and a strong candidate for president despite his controversial ideas and views on a variety of areas, including the one on economics.

    Petro has announced that he will alter the pension scheme through the creation of the public manager of pension funds. This would allow for a “mixed system” of private and public funds.

    The candidate has said that in Colombia “we don’t have a pension system, but a system of bank profits,” so many claim that he will eliminate any chance of winning the presidency. Petro has recently stated that he wouldn’t eliminate the system but would push for reforms to pensions so that they can provide an income that is minimum for Colombians. Petro said, however, that it was not necessary to raise the retirement age.

    (Who compose the Historic Pact candidates list?

    Another of his controversial issues is that he has repeatedly stated that he will stop extraction of oil the moment he takes office as President, a situation that has caused a lot of uncertainty among investors and the market in general.

    Experts anticipate that Petro’s idea of ending oil exploration would bring Colombia an estimated $4.3 billion in loss.

    This proposal also calls for the formation of an anti-oil force in the region and around the world that moves the economy away from fossil fuels. I would like to invite Gabriel Boric to Chile and LuizInacio Lula de Silva to join me.

    Petro claimed that the two of them were talking to Pedro Sanchez (the Prime Minister of Spain) about his plan.

    His position on health issues is also controversial. He is insistent on ending EPS, and replacing it with the preventive-care model which “guarantees individuals’ rights and not bankers’ profit.”

    http://www.elespectador.com/tags/gustavo-petro/ has also raised questions about the independence of the Banco de la Republica and announced that he would also implement a change when he becomes President.

    Petro claimed that the Bank Board of Directors of the Bank was a part of the Democratic Center, a political party. “What we would like is an independent Bank of the Republic (…) and it appears to us essential that the board of Directors has the presence of the entire community,” the candidate said in the middle of the debate.

    According to Invamer, Petro leads the decision to vote for the presidential election.

    The idea of releasing funds to finance government expenditure was also controversial.

    petro gustavo of the main elements of Petro’s plan are an economy that does not depend on fossil fuels, mining and hydrocarbon extraction, with increasing importance to agriculture.

    He also proposes an overhaul to the tax code that removes exemptions, and transforms the idea of minimum wage to real wages that are based on capital or income.

Buckeye Broadband Toledo Proud