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    On Sunday, Gustavo Petro , the candidate for Gustavo Petro , confirmed the favorable polls that have been showing for a number of weeks.

    (Position of the Candidates for the Historic Pact On Pensions and Inflation).

    http://www.eluniversal.com.co/temas/-/meta/gustavo-petro -senator of the Republic and former mayor of Bogota managed to win the victory through the Historic Pact coalition. Officially the former mayor is now a candidate to the Presidency, which he is hoping to get for the third time.

    He is the most representative persona in the Colombian left and is a strong candidate for president, despite his controversial ideas and proposals on many aspects, including economic.

    Petro expressed his desire to change the pension system through the creation of the position of a public administrator for pension funds. This would allow Petro to combine both public and private money into the form of a “mixed and complementary system.”

    The candidate has said that in Colombia “we don’t have pension systems, but the system is based on bank profits,” so many claim that he will eliminate the chances of reaching the presidency. Petro has recently stated that he wouldn’t eliminate the system, but he would call for reforms to the pension system in order to ensure an income that is minimum for Colombians. petro gustavo stated that it is not necessary to raise the age at which pensioners can retire.

    (Who are on the Historic Pact’s list of possible candidates).

    Another controversial issue is that he’s repeatedly said that he would cease oil extraction as soon as the day he takes office. This has led to anxiety among investors and also among the market as a whole.

    Experts estimate that Petro’s plan to stop exploration for oil would cost Colombia approximately $4.3 billion.

    I am also proposing to set up an anti oil front in the region as well as the world. gustavo petro will help move the economy away from fossil fuels. In this regard, I invite Gabriel Boric (the new Chilean president) and LuizInacio Lula da Silva (the Brazilian LuizInacio Lula da Silva), among others.

    Petro said he’s spoken with Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minster of Spain regarding his plan.

    His position on health is as well controversial. He has demanded the end of EPS and replaced it with a model of preventive medicine that “guarantees the rights of people and not the profit margins of bankers.”

    He has also questioned the independence of the Banco de la Republica and said he’d implement a change when he becomes President.

    Petro claimed that the Bank Board of Directors of the Bank belonged to the Democratic Center, a political party. “What we want is a truly independent Bank of the Republic (…) and it is important to us to ensure that the Board is a part of the entire community,” the candidate said during the debate.

    Invamer claims that Petro is the president’s choice for in voting intentions.

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

    Petro’s plan includes an entirely new economic system which isn’t dependent upon fossil fuels. It also suggests hydrocarbon extraction. But, Petro places more emphasis on agriculture.

    He could also implement an overhaul to the tax code that removes exemptions, and changes the concept of minimum wages by real wages based on capital or income.