President Gustavo Petro responded to Attorney Margarita Cabello for the call made by the official of the Public Ministry so that the marches of September 27 are not used as a political platform for the candidates.
“A prosecutor here says I can’t go to the march called by the workers. Look what’s happening in the United States,” wrote Petro on the social network
And the attorney general called on the national government that the mobilizations at this time should not be used as a political platform for the candidates who will campaign for the regional elections on October 29.
The prosecutor’s call for marches
In the National Commission for the Coordination and Monitoring of Electoral Processes, held in Cali, the lawyer emphasized that many political organizations, candidates and citizens have expressed concern about the possibility that some marches are used by candidates for in election positions.
The head of the Public Ministry recalled that the jurisprudence defines political participation broadly, including any action that creates the collective imagination of the vision of alliances or support that may be unbalanced in the electoral contest. This warning is based on the statements of the Council of State and aims to preserve the fairness of the elections.
“From various statements, especially from the Council of State, political participation is not only the obvious request to vote for a candidate, but must be foreseen, like any action that creates the collective imagination, the creation of alliances or support that break the balance of the contest,” the official recalled.
Petro talks about Biden’s marches
The case in the United States of President Biden’s visit to the workers’ strike in a car plant has been used by President Petro as an excuse for his support of the marches.
“For the first time since Roosevelt, a US president marched with striking workers. “We presidents must lead social mobilization to achieve the changes the world needs,” he said. by Peter of X.
The president commented on Biden’s visit to the United Auto Workers strike against automakers. The American president will go to Detroit after one of his possible opponents in the presidential election, former President Donald Trump, announced that he would visit the protest.
For the march this Wednesday, September 27, the Administrative Department of the Presidency (Dapre) allocated $263,109,000 to hire stage, screen and sound services. In total, this office used $592,955,746 from the public treasury for the conduct of four social mobilizations initiated by President Gustavo Petro.