The former president also highlighted some of the achievements of the current president, such as the rapprochement for peace talks with the ELN and the approval of the reform tax
Former President Ernesto Samper and Colombian President Iván Duque. Photos: Colprensa.
Multiple voices have expressed themselves about the first 100 days of Gustavo Petro's government as president; from opposition congressmen to political figures who have shown their support for the current administration. Exactly one of those opinions was issued by former President Ernesto Samper, who has highlighted the achievements made by the head of state and his cabinet in this period.
In fact, through his Twitter account, the former president not only highlighted various advances made by the Petro government, but also attacked Iván Duque. Specifically, he said that some of the achievements of the current president have been to resume dialogue with the ELN, the approval of the tax reform and the Public Order Law in Congress, and the defense of the Amazon at COP 22.
By the way, he questioned: “What had Duque done at this point in his government?” referring to the previous president.
Through Twitter, former President Ernesto Samper questioned Iván Duque and highlighted some of Gustavo Petro's achievements in his first 100 days in government. PHOTO: via Twitter (@ernestosamperp)
Hours later, the former president again referred to Petro Urrego, noting that he “has already thrown the line” in his first three months in office. He also said that what comes next is working on the “administrative and fiscal carpentry to give life to the proposals.”
“You need a manager to implement them, a Prime Minister, if we had a semi-parliamentary system, someone to put teeth into it,” Samper Pizano analyzed on Twitter.
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Through Twitter, Ernesto Samper once again highlighted the Petro government in its first 100 days of government. PHOTO: via Twitter (@ernestosamperp)
A few days ago, he referred to the legalization of drugs, taking advantage of the fact that it is currently one of the issues that has generated the most debate in the world and around the current government. Within the framework of the VIII meeting of the Puebla Group, Samper assured that it is necessary to “discriminate” drug use and establish sanctions of a social nature.
< p class="paragraph">“The policy that is being handled within has generated confusion, since what is being sought is the decriminalization of drugs and not legalization. It is giving the coca growers alternatives to replace what they do so that they are given other alternatives to the use of the plant,” said the former president.
However, he specified that this does not mean that the structures that benefit from these incomes should stop being persecuted “on issues such as asset laundering and asset forfeiture, it is not a matter of lowering one's guard, but raising it where it must be raised.” ”, indicated the former president.
In addition, he pointed out that one cannot speak of legalizing, but of responsible consumption thought of recreational and medicinal purposes. p>
Similarly, the former president explained that legalization and decriminalization are two different processes. “I believe that we must distinguish between what is legalization, which is the absolute permit of production, distribution and consumption, from what is decriminalization.
Finally, He explained that for some links in the drug trafficking chain, “due to their condition of weakness (let's say), there are no punitive sanctions, they are not put in jail, for example, in the case of small coca-growing peasants.”< /p>