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Petro defends “multicolored” democracy in Colombia

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Quando Chávez chegou ao poder, os venezuelanos diziam que seu país não era Cuba. Da mesma forma, colombianos hoje dizem que a Colômbia não é a Venezuela.

This Sunday (), Petro and the vice -elected president, Francia Márquez, will take office| Photo: EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

The president-elect of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, promised this Saturday (), in Bogotá, to build a “new democracy” that is “multicolored”, in which social movements will cooperate.

The future president also spoke of “summoning” popular organizations to unite in the face of “this plurality, this multiculturalism and this multicolored spectrum that must be that of popular organization”.

The elected head of government attended a “popular and spiritual”, in front of about a thousand people, most of them of indigenous origin, blacks and rural workers from Colombia.

Petro also spoke about the meaning of the term “mandatário”, widely used in the Spanish language, which refers to the person who holds a mandate, not that m manda.

“And who determines the mandate? The people”, said the elected president. This Sunday (), Petro and the deputy President-elect Francia Márquez will take office to assume the first left-wing government in Colombia’s history.

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