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    Gustavo Petro, Candidate for the Presidency, has confirmed the favoritism that has been apparent in the polls in the past several weeks.

    ( http://www.pulzo.com/noticias/gustavo-petro in the Historic Pact for Pensions & Inflation)

    Former Senator of the Republic and former mayor in Bogota has won the victory in the Historic Pact coalition. Officially as of now, he’s running for the presidency and is hoping to get three times.

    The huge turnout in the consultation has made him the most representative of members of the Colombian left. He’s an excellent candidate to become president, despite his controversial suggestions and views on numerous areas.

    Petro has said that he plans to alter the pension system by establishing the public manager of pension funds. petro gustavo would enable the creation of a “mixed system” of public and private funds.

    The candidate has said that in Colombia “we do not have pensions, we have the system is based on bank profits,” so many claim that he will eliminate the chances of reaching the presidency. Petro recently stated however that he will not eliminate pensions, but would try to overhaul the system of pensions in Colombia in order achieve a minimum level of pension for Colombians. Petro further stated that it is not necessary to raise the age of retirement.

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    Another controversial issue is that he has repeatedly said that he will end oil extraction by the time when he becomes president. This has been an issue that has created uncertainty among investors.

    Experts believe that Petro’s plan of ending oil exploration would be devastating for Colombia, costing Colombia $4.3 trillion.

    petro gustavo calls for the formation of an anti-oil force in the region and around the world , which will move 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 he was speaking with Pedro Sanchez (the Prime Minister of Spain) about his proposal.

    His position on health issues has also been controversial since he has argued on ending EPS and replacing it with a proactive model that “guarantees the rights of the people and not the profit of bankers”.

    http://www.elespectador.com/tags/gustavo-petro/ questioned the autonomy of Banco de la Republica, and announced that he would also change the institution in the event of his being elected President.

    Petro claimed that the Bank Board of Directors belonged to the Democratic Center and “What we need is an independent Bank of the Republic (…) it’s important that the Board of Directors includes the participation of society members,” the candidate stated in the middle of an argument.

    Invamer claims that Petro is the main voter’s intention to vote in the presidential election.

    It was also controversial that he suggested of releasing money to fund the government’s expenses.

    http://www.larepublica.co/gustavo-petro of the main elements of Petro’s proposals are an economy that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels, mining or extraction of hydrocarbons. They also emphasize greater importance for agriculture.

    http://www.asuntoslegales.com.co/gustavo-petro is also mentioned that he would suggest a tax reform which would end exemptions as well as transform the concept and definition of minimum wage to an actual income-based wage.