https://wifidb.science/wiki/Army_reserveists_support_General_Zapateiro_while_criticizing_Gustavo_Petro was supposed to close his participation in Asofundos discussing pensions, but he did so talking about politics, due a surprise interruption from an elected congressman.
President Ivan Duque’s final remarks at the Asofondos congress of Cartagena didn’t go according to the program. Instead he addressed politics and how. He criticized Gustavo Petro for using his seat to criticize the army and criticised the fact the fact that he’s a candidate and a congressman.
Duvalier Sanchez interrupted him to inquire about his plans after General Eduardo Zapateiro’s comment against Gustavo Petro ‘s.
“Article 219 of the Constitution specifically prohibits the military from taking part in political scenarios, taking sides or participating in the debate on democracy which is currently in existence. The country is angry. Sanchez stated that it was a critical moment in the General’s decisions. Sanchez held his cellphone and broadcast the events on Facebook.
The president reacted with strength to the protest by the president’s defense Zapateiro.
Petro’s dual status as a congressman as well as head of the opposition and a presidential candidate was attacked by the president Duque.
“Who is the one to blame?” Are you a senator? “I resigned from Congress after winning the popular poll to be free to express my views freely as a potential candidate, and not to use an uni-hat in order to make use of seats to attack and then when institutions are receptive with a response, present myself as a victim since that isn’t democracy either,” said the president.
Sanchez attempted to stay on top of the debate, but was deterred by President Obama who demanded that Sanchez adhere to the rules.
What caused the fight between Petro & Zapateiro to start?
On April 20, Petro published this message on his social media networks. “While soldiers are killed by Gulf Clan, some generals are on clan’s payroll. petro gustavo in the leadership can be seen when it’s the drug trafficking politicians who eventually become generals.” The presidential candidate wrote.
This Friday Zapateiro responded the same way. “Senator,” Zapateiro stated in the same tone: “Senator,” don’t make use of your power of investiture (parliamentary immunity) to try to politicize the deaths of our soldiers. Instead, you should perform your civic duty of making a substantiated complain to the Prosecutor of the facts you mention, whoever you are.”