Sunday, September 24, 2023

What would a national agreement for social reform look like?

Today, at the Caracol Radio and Prisa Media Festival of Ideas, held in Villa de Leyva, leaders will debate the national government reforms and the national agreement announced by President Gustavo Petro.

Senator Iván Cepeda, one of the panelists, explained that the discussion needs to deepen beyond one reform or another and must start now.

“We will propose that the country needs more than a coalition for specific reforms, a real social compact, which we have called – National Agreement – ​​which means a much deeper discussion than just this or that reform in a specific area,” or Change in an area of ​​​​the country’s social or political life, because the problems we face are very profound, so what we want to propose to the opposition, to the congressmen, to the political but also social world “We sit down now “, explained Cepeda.

For her part, Senator Paloma Valencia emphasized that amid this call for dialogue, there are some issues proposed by the national government that seek total nationalization in various areas of the country.

“Of course, all Colombians want a great national agreement on the things that are fundamental to the further development of the country. However, when you start talking about the issues, you realize that there are some who want the complete nationalization of all services, health, education, pensions and others,” he said.

He reiterated that the freedom of choice of the citizen himself should take precedence.

“We believe that individual freedom of choice should be a priority, and it seems to me that here one begins to understand that the meaning of freedom is not that the public does not exist, but that the citizen can choose, and I think so.” “The talks can help us go deeper into the processes and see whether this country is really able to agree on something,” he concluded.

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