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Year of Transcendental Changes in Colombia

In the second electoral round, held on June 19, Petro and Márquez received more than 11 million 281 thousand votes and thus defeated the formula that surprisingly went to the ballot, which was composed of Rodolfo Hernández and Marellan Castillo.

After learning of the ballot results, the then-president-elect called the victory historic and met with thousands of supporters at the Movistar Arena Coliseum in the capital along with his running mate, assuring them that he would not disappoint those will not do. Who won this with their vote.

In his first speech, he said, “What we are writing at this moment is history, a new history for Colombia, for Latin America, for the world.”

What is coming is a real change, a real change, and to this we dedicate our existence, our lives, we are not going to betray the voter that they shouted to the country, to history, That is, from today Colombia changes Petro insisted.

He recalled that this power expressed by the people in the elections comes from a long time ago, from generations that are no longer around, and that the forces that contributed to the victory of the historic treaty are those of five centuries of resistance and injustice. are cumulative of rebellion against, discrimination and inequality.

This strength, he said, comes from the youth and their struggles throughout history. He stressed that starting from August 7, this government will be a government of life ie peace, social justice and environmental justice.

Inauguration

After taking office on 7 August, Petro explained his decalogue and commitments to thousands of people attending the inauguration and a dozen heads of state and government.

First, he said he would work to achieve true and lasting peace in this South American nation. « Like no one, like never before. We are going to abide by the peace accord and follow the recommendations of the Truth Commission report. A government of life is a government of peace”, he insisted.

He assured that peace is the meaning of his life, it is Colombia’s hope and he cannot let society down.

“The dead deserve it. The living need it. Life should be the basis of peace. A just and secure life. A life to live deliciously, a life to be happy, so that happiness and progress are our hallmarks,” he insisted. .

As for the second point, he said that he would care for grandparents, boys and girls, people with disabilities, those marginalized by history or society.

«We will create a care policy so that no one is left behind. We are a united society that cares for and cares for others. So should your government,” he insisted.

In the third point of his decalogue, he said that he would rule with and for the women of Colombia and that he was beginning with a government of equality and a ministry of equality. In point four, his government assured that the doors would be open to anyone who wanted to discuss Colombia’s problems.

“We are going to have a great national agreement to set the road map for Colombia in the coming years. Dialogue will be my way; agreement, my objective, ”he insisted. He also affirmed in the fifth point that he He will govern by listening to the people, he will be close to the problems and he will walk side by side with Colombians from all corners.

In the sixth point of his dilogue, he said he would protect Colombian men and women from violence and work to make families feel safe and calm, and that he would come up with a comprehensive security strategy.

Petro stressed in section seven that he would fight corruption strongly and regardless and that his government would have “zero tolerance” to the phenomenon. In point eight, he stressed that he would protect the soil, the subsoil, the seas and rivers, the air, the sky, and would not allow the greed of some to put Colombia’s biodiversity at risk.

In the ninth paragraph he promised to develop the national industry, the popular economy and the Colombian countryside. Without distinction or preferences.

Finally, they insisted that they would abide by and implement the constitution, specifically its Article 1, which states that Colombia is a social state law, organized as a unitary, decentralized republic, with its territorial Autonomy of institutions, democratic, participatory and pluralistic…

one hundred days of the government of change

In a balance sheet presented by the head of state at the Casa de Nariño, the presidential headquarters on November 15, the 100th day of the government of change, he stressed that the central objective is to transform Colombia into a world power of life whose main component is environmental justice. and social justice.

Petro highlighted 50 milestones that he considers the most important achievements achieved during the forum.

“We took out the sword of Bolivar and we started the government of change,” said the president, referring to the act of occupation for the first time, when, despite the previous government’s denial, he unfurled the sword of El Libertador in the square that bears his name. .

As a second element, he mentioned conservation of the Amazon with a public policy set to begin next year.

He highlighted around 40 binding regional dialogues throughout Colombia, places to collect proposals for the creation of the National Development Plan 2022-2026.

Another important element that marked the change is the beginning of agrarian reform, with the identification of the map of Colombia’s fertile lands, a point of the peace agreement, from 15 to 20 million hectares.

In this sense, his government made an agreement to buy three million hectares, the most fertile, to pass them on to the farmers.

Similarly, the President himself filed in Congress a project to create the Ministry of Equality, which is in the process of discussion.

He stressed that “this government had inclusive appointments at Nariño House, now it is visited by indigenous people, Afro-descendants and youth. The same phenomenon is experienced in ministries and institutions.

Among other aspects, he said that the housing reform program has begun; Preventive health programs as well.

«The law of total pacification was approved. One of the main laws with which we will have the legal means to start the negotiation process. Some of a political nature, it already started with the National Liberation Army (ELN), others of a legal nature, such as the acceptance of gangs and organizations without political origin for justice in Colombia,” he said.

Another noteworthy point is that tax reform was approved, with which the government seeks resources to finance climate justice and social justice.

During this period, the Escazu Agreement was approved, which would be a fundamental law as it gives citizens the right to be informed and participate in any project related to the impact on the environment in the country.

“Venezuela-Colombia relations were reestablished, making it possible to recover the border and improve the quality of life of migrants in both countries,” he stressed.

Another achievement is monthly resource transfers to mothers with children under 18 who are heads of households, “a program that breaks with previous governments’ aid policy that limited itself to almsgiving, and Turns women off of it.” poverty,” he said, among other positive results.

That is why thousands of people in Colombia expressed their support for President Petro, Vice President Márquez and their Cabinet of Ministers on 15 November, the first 100 days in government.

In the main squares of the country with mass mobilization, members from the most diverse sectors expressed their support for the proposals for change of the first progressive and leftist government in Colombia.

With music, slogans, speeches and colorful parades, a good portion of the citizens expressed their commitment to fight in favor of change.

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