The controversial decision of Gustavo Petro that shakes the Colombian peso

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Fotografía de archivo del presidente de Colombia Gustavo Petro. EFE/Mauricio Dueñas Castañeda

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro has requested the resignation of all his ministers as part of a second ministerial crisis in the country. The decision came after the health reform led to the breakdown of the government coalition with the La U, Conservative and Liberal parties, which led the president to want to renew his cabinet.

Although the resignations have not yet been confirmed, it is expected that the first to leave their positions will be the leaders of the Transport, Justice, Housing and ICT portfolios.

The health reform causes the rupture of the government coalition.

The transport minister, Guillermo Reyes, is one of the most mentioned names in the Colombian press, as he has been involved in several controversies. The Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation against him for traveling on a plane belonging to an Invías contractor on seven occasions.

The ministers who could leave Petro’s cabinet.

On the other hand, the Ministers of Justice and Housing, Catalina Velasco and Néstor Osuna, respectively, are quotas of the Liberal Party, with which Petro has had political clashes. Although both ministers have been praised for their work, some political leaders suggest they could be the next to step down.

Finally, although no specific names have been mentioned, it has been mentioned that the representatives of the Conservative, La U and Liberal parties would be the first to leave the cabinet. It is expected that the renewal of the government will allow President Petro to have new officials to support him in his projects for the country.

How will the revamp of Petro’s cabinet take place?

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, has asked all ministers to present their formal resignation as part of a renewal of the presidential cabinet. Although the resignations have not yet been confirmed, the first to leave their posts are expected to be the transport, justice and housing ministers.

The renewal of the government is seen as an opportunity for the president to have new officials support him in his projects for the country.