Gustavo Petro, Winner of the Historic Pact: Lights and Shadows

Gustavo Petro was confirmed as the candidate on Sunday. Petro has been attending the elections for several weeks, displaying favoritism.

(Positions in the Historic Pact for Pensions & Inflation)

The win was won by Bogota's former mayor and senator of the Republic. means that he is a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic which that he hopes to win for the 3rd time.

The high percentage of votes he received at the consultation is the most representative of the Colombian Left and is a strong candidate for the presidency, despite controversial proposals and ideas on multiple fronts, including the economic one.

Petro declared his intention to change pensions through the establishment of a public administrator for pension funds. Petro also plans to develop an arrangement that is "mixed-and-complementary" and private fund.

The candidate has stated that in Colombia "we don't have pensions, we have a system of bank profits," so many claim that he will end any chance of winning the Presidency. Petro said recently that he would not eliminate them, but would pursue reforms to pensions so that Colombians have a minimum pension. Petro also said that there is no need to increase the age of retirement.

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Another controversy is that he has repeatedly said that he'll stop extraction of oil by the time he takes office. This has been an issue that has created anxiety for investors.

Experts estimate that Petro's proposal to stop exploration of oil in Colombia will result in a cost of around $4.3 billion.

gustavo petro calls for the formation of an anti-oil front both in the region as well all over the world to shift the economy away fro fossil fuels. would invite Gabriel Boric to Chile and LuizInacio Lula de Silva to join me.

Petro said he'd spoken to Pedro Sanchez, Spain's Prime Minister, about his plan.

His attitude on health issues is also controversial because he insists on the end of EPS and replacing it with a proactive care model that "guarantees the rights of the people and not the profits of bankers".

He also has questioned the independence of the Banco de la Republica and said he'd make a reform in the event of becoming the President.

Petro claimed that the Bank Board of Directors belonged to the Democratic Center and "What we would like is an independent Bank of the Republic (...) it is essential that the board of directors is a part of society members," the candidate stated in the middle of the debate.

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

Also controversial was his idea to issue money to finance government expenditures.

Petro's ideas include an economy that is not dependent on hydrocarbon extraction and mining, as well as a stronger agricultural role. said that he will implement a tax reform to eliminate exemptions, and to transform the concept of minimum wage into a wage dependent on capital and income.

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