Although they have not yet been able to form a majority in Congress, there are already in the historic charter three clearly defined candidates aspiring to the Senate presidency.
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usually It is customary to mark the beginning of the term of a new Congress for the president’s party.
However, it is clear that the historic pact, which supported Gustavo Petro’s presidential aspirations, today still lacks a majority to retain the presidency of Congress.
This majority means there are at least 55 members of the Senate, while today the Convention officially has only 22 members. Of course, 13 from the Esperanza Verde Center Alliance and five from the Comunes will be added. On paper, it didn’t look like they were able to get the majority over so complicated.
In this sense, three major icons of the historic pact have already begun bidding for him to become congressional president. There is Senator Roy Barreras, who was already the president of the Senate, Gustavo Bolivar, perhaps closest to Petro, and Senator Alexandre Lopez, who is a Polo Democrat.
Yes good barrierswho during the election campaign was the head of the parliamentary debate in Petro, started this race much earlier, although in recent days it seems to have lost some intensity.
in the meantime, Bolivar, it is no secret to anyone, is one of the members of Congress closest to the elected presidentso much so that he heads the list of the community in the Senate, was surprised yesterday when, through his Twitter account, he nominated his name as President of the Senate.
“I present my name as President of the Senate. I offer my sincere support to the new President Gustavo Petro, and my four years of experience in the Senate and the Economic Committees that passed the Budget Act,” he said.
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I run my name for the President of the Senate.
I offer my sincere support to the new Pte Tweet embed My 4 years experience in the Senate and Economic Committees that will approve the Budget Act, the PND System and Tax Reform and the strict monitoring of all contracts.
RT Thank you!
Gustavo Bolivar June 21 2022
However, it is clear that Bolivar is not a congressman who is highly regarded by his colleagues. Even in this period, though he was the official minority candidate for second vice president, he was denied in Congress this possibility and had to go to the judiciary to allow him to exercise that dignity.
Alexandre Lopez is a veteran congressman who fought in the Polo Democrático and who during the campaign became essentially the promoter of Vice President Francia Márquez.
It is a fact that It all depends on the political agreements that will be reached in the coming days Until a majority of the historic charter has been consolidated in the legislature, these nominations cannot be consolidated.
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