Gustavo Petro fought the election on the issue of poverty alleviation and development of rural areas and he was successful in touching the hearts of the voters. In this way Gustavo Petro was elected the first leftist president of Colombia.
News Nation Bureau , Edited By : Nihar Saxena , Updated on: 08 Aug 2022, 07:57:57 AM
At one time, Petro was also involved in an armed rebellion against the government. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- 63-year-old Gustavo was also a member of the Petro M-19 gorilla group
- Petro used to defeat the Conservative Party candidate in June.
- Peace agreement with active rebel groups also included in Gustav’s plan
Colombia in the first sunday Leftist President Gustavo Petro took the oath. Gustavo, a member of Colombia’s M-19 gorilla group, defeated a Conservative Party candidate in June President Won the election for the post. Gustavo’s accession to the presidency of Colombia is historic in many ways. The leftist leader of the electorate has never been the voter’s choice in Colombia, scorched by a prolonged armed rebellion. Colombians believe that the left is inclined towards the guerrilla groups involved in the rebellion. Along with this, the Left also does not adopt a strict attitude towards crime. In such Gustavo Petro Won the election by making issues of increasing poverty and violence against activists working for the environment, including human rights. Gustavo attracted voters by calling for significant change in Colombia’s long-standing guerrilla war-torn country by eliminating inequality.
Peace agreement between government and gorilla groups in 2016
Significantly, there was a long guerrilla war in the Latin American country of Colombia. The ongoing violence between the rebel groups and the government derailed the lives of the common people. Growing chaos from the violence prompted the Colombian government and guerrilla groups to reach a peace deal in 2016. After this agreement, the Colombian government started working on the objective of eradicating poverty and eradicating corruption in the country. The growing gap between the rich and the poor and the irrational exploitation of natural resources has dealt a severe blow to Colombia’s economy. In such a situation, Gustavo Petro fought the election on the issue of poverty alleviation and development of rural areas and he was successful in touching the hearts of the voters. In this way Gustavo Petro was elected the first leftist president of Colombia.
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The goal of poverty alleviation and development of rural areas
Gustavo Petro is one of those leftist leaders who are coming elected to this Latin American country. Significantly, the corona epidemic has already created a serious crisis in front of the people by facing economic challenges. Petro aims to stop deforestation in the name of development and reduce dependence on fossil fuels in the era of climate change. After taking the oath of office, Petro said he would resume peace talks with other rebel groups. Despite a 2016 peace deal between the government and FARC, some armed rebel groups are embroiled in a conflict over the possession of gold mines and other natural resources.
First Published : 08 Aug 2022, 07:56:29 AM
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