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

The candidate Gustavo Petro confirmed on Sunday the favoritism the polls had been highlighting for a few weeks.

(Positions of the candidates for the Historic Pact to Pensions and Inflation).

The victory of the Historic Pact coalition was won by the ex-mayor of Bogota and also the former senator of the Republic. He officially became the candidate for President of the Republic in the position he has always wanted to be able to hold for the third time in a row.

The high percentage of votes he received at the consultation makes him the most representative of the Colombian Left, and a reliable presidential candidate, despite the fact that his ideas and proposals are controversial on multiple fronts, including the economic one.

Petro has stated that he will alter the pension scheme by creating a public manager of pension funds. This would enable the creation of a "mixed system" that includes both public and private funds.

The candidate stated that Colombia has no retirement system, but rather the system is designed to make bank profits. Many believe that this would stop his from being President. Petro has stated recently however that he wouldn't abolish pensions, but would try to overhaul the system of pensions in Colombia in order achieve a minimum level of pensions for Colombians. Petro also said that it's not required to raise the age at which pensioners can retire.

(Who are petro gustavo who compose the Historic Pact candidates list? that has caused controversy is that he has repeatedly said that he will stop oil extraction the day the day he assumes office as President. This has created uncertainty for investors and the market as a whole.

The experts estimate that Petro's plans to stop exploration for oil would cost Colombia approximately $4.3 billion.

This proposal includes the creation an anti-oil force in the region and the world , which will move the economy away fro fossil fuels. I would like to invite Gabriel Boric to Chile and LuizInacio Lula de Silva to join me.

Petro said he recently spoke with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, about his proposal.

His views on health are as well controversial. He has called for the removal of EPS and replaced it with a model of preventive medicine that "guarantees human rights and not the profits margins of bankers."

He also challenged the independence of Banco de la Republica, and stated that he would revamp the institution should he becoming President.

Petro claims that the Bank's Board of Directors is part of a political party called the Democratic Center. Therefore, Petro claims, "What we want" is a true independent Bank of the Republic (...). The candidate said this in the middle of an debate.

(Petro leads voting intention in the presidential elections (according to Invamer).

His idea to issue cash to fund the government's spending was a source of controversy.

Petro's plan includes a new economy that isn't dependent on fossil fuels. It also proposes the extraction of hydrocarbons. However, petro gustavo places more emphasis on agriculture.

He also proposes a tax overhaul that eliminates exemptions, and changes the idea of minimum wage by real wages that are based on capital or income.

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