Petro and Rodolfo | Colombia presidential elections

Both winners. Both populists. Both represent “change”. Both counties. Both are self-confident.

Petro because he had a successful political career, he was already a presidential candidate and mayor of Bogotá; The preference for winning the presidency at the polls led to the second round tie in the race.

Rodolfo, the engineer, is how people know him, because he is a victorious professional. He made his fortune based on personal effort starting from scratch. He was an advisor and mayor of Bucaramanga, both original and controversial. He uses common language with rudeness, and came to the second round from the back as in horse races where surprise is more than favourite. In a short time, he went to the polls for his rejection of the political class, pointing to its responsibility for the state of corruption affecting the public administration. 28% of Muhandis’ opinions were identified in an election in which citizen participation was the highest in the past 20 years. Going to the second round, the potential electorate was divided into two halves. Both are winners even if one of them has to lose next Sunday.

Pietro, whose only confidants would call Gustavo, seemed to have confirmed the presidency, if the electoral race had been completed with second place in the poll, Vico Gutierrez. When Rodolfo appeared, his result overshadowed the victory of Petro, who received 40% of the vote. Adjusting the result, analysts suggested that Fico’s vote would pass to Rodolfo and that the poll was tied.

Petrista’s proposal contains deep programmes, well articulated, and relates to changing the political and economic paradigm; More difficult to explain.

rodolfista program is simpler. Everyone is against the corruption of the “stealing everything” political class and its systematic repetition. Their initiatives always lead to the persecution of the corrupt.

Petro asserts that his interest is to draw up a charter for life, for peace, a historical pact that includes the fight against corruption. There was a time when he complained to his advisors that he had allowed one of his rivals, Rodolfo, to hijack the war against corruption.

Petro’s problem is that some, famous cartoonist and writer Lorenzo Madrigal, in his most compelling words, see him as a “communist cut-out” and an enduring spirit of power.

Rodolfo’s problem is “Tonito”, “lack of morals and impudence”. The inexperience of the mayor of Bucaramanga is not enough and an overdose of legal complaints. To continue with Lorenzo: “If the winner (77) is the old man, oh, the eyes will hang as if someone were about to rush off a porch or from a high ledge, creed in the mouth.”

The Colombian state is riddled with anti-corruption regulations. Recently, the famous former attorney general, Alfonso Gomez Mendes, showed that the pains of corruption are not in the law. There are enough materials to win the battle. You need to apply it. The problem is fairness, “stupid”.

Whatever it is, with Petro or with Rodolfo, Colombia needs a vagrant cry for justice. punish criminals. Investigation systems that eliminate the ruse of lack of evidence that leads to the moral phenomenon of losing faith in justice. Ending impunity must be a top priority for the new government. Only judges have the power to establish the truth. The media and social networks must be subject to judicial truth.

Colombia has another daunting obstacle. The accumulation of corruption in Congress has legislative power on the ropes. One of its members was recently accused of tampering with contracts amounting to 43 thousand million. It’s the last, but not the only, link that jeopardizes the prestige of the Colombian parliament. Without justice and without Congress, neither Rodolfo nor Petro would be able to rule.

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