Politicians’ reaction to the departure of Danilo Rueda and the appointment of Oti Patiño
This afternoon, Wednesday, November 22, President Gustavo Petro announced the departure of Danilo Rueda, who until a few hours ago was the High Commissioner for Peace and the main head of government, to promote rapprochement with the armed groups. Who wants to engage in the policy of “comprehensive peace”.
Rueda’s replacement will be Oti Patiño, a former member of the M-19 movement who has so far been the government’s chief negotiator in ongoing dialogues with the National Liberation Army (ELN) militia. “Oti Patiño will manage the operations towards peace in the country, and I thank Danilo for all his tremendous efforts.” The president wrote Through his account X, formerly Twitter.
Reactions to the departure of Danilo Rueda
After the sudden announcement by the Supreme President, reactions varied across social networks, especially celebrating the departure of the current High Commissioner for Peace.
The Senator from the Democratic Center, María Fernanda Cabal, asked the official to clarify some of the complaints made regarding the public force. “Before Danilo Rueda leaves, let him explain to the country the complaints regarding the secret agreements to remove the public force from El Platado, Cauca.” books.
For his part, Council member-elect Daniel Briceño confirmed that this appointment is one of the worst appointments made by the president so far. “Appointing such a questionable, shady and bad character This was one of the worst mistakes made by Gustavo Petro’s government. “The country still does not know the full truth about the Pact of La Picuta.”He confirmed.
Likewise, Congresswoman Carolina Arbelaez stated that it was “unsustainable” to keep Rueda in office, and referred to him as one of those responsible for “empowering” armed groups in some areas of the national territory.
He added: “He was able to spend $17 million a day to travel by private plane and helicopter, but he was unable to implement the $1.2 billion to implement the peace agreements in Havana.” question.
In addition, the Congressman strongly supported Oti Patiño, expressing full confidence that peacebuilding in Colombia was in good hands.