The final stretch to presidential elections on May 29 has made the presidential candidates go through all moods, moving easily from agitation to calm, and from insults and accusations, to invitations to dialogue.
This culminating week showed a Gustavo Petro upset by the decision attorney Margarita Cabello to suspend the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, and a Federico Gutierrez in family plan showing himself as a model father who attends the educational commitments of his children no matter how busy your schedule is.
Gustavo Petro and the former President of the Republic, Alvaro Uribe Velezthey tend to use any type of means to show their enmity, but in a interview granted by the candidate of the Historical Pact to the magazine Semanathe presidential candidate on the left, referred in good words to the former president of Colombians between 2002 and 2010.
In an aside from the interview, the former mayor of the city of Bogotá and senator of the Republic, a right granted to him by having obtained the second vote in the 2018 presidential elections that gave an unknown Iván Duque as the winner, stated that ‘I would even invite you a brandy’ the founder of the Democratic Center.
With this ironic message, Uribe Vélez responded to Gustavo Petro’s invitation. Photo: Instagram @alvarouribevelez
The reaction on the part of Álvaro Uribe Vélez to the invitation, and in general, to the interview that Gustavo Petro granted to the outlet directed by the journalist Vicky Dávila, was to make a publication on the Instagram network with an ironic messagevery much in the style of the former senator.
“Petro was so loved last night in Semana that he almost convinced me to vote for him. He was reincarnated”wrote former president Uribe Vélez.
Relations have never been good between the presidential candidate and the person who held the Presidency of the Republic on two occasions, less in the days before the elections, which could give a winner in the first round, although analysts consider that with high probability a second one will be necessary to know who will be the successor of Iván Duque Márquez and new tenant of the Casa de Nariño.
The latest friction between the most recognized political figures in the nation has had to do with the presidential campaign and the work team of candidate Gustavo Petro, which, according to the former president, is made up of thieves.
The former national president and also former governor of Antioquia affirmed that the candidate of the coalition of progressives and alternatives ‘He talks about fighting corruption and surrounds himself with thieves’.