Gustavo Petro shines in the debates - Colombia Election
The 2010 race for Colombia's presidency has so far been driven by the polls and media positioning. Petro is the clear winner of the debates in Colombia election but he just has one digital in opinion polls
The 2010 race for Colombia's presidency has so far been driven by the polls and media positioning. Petro is the clear winner of the several debates in Colombia election but he just has one digital in opinion polls.
He was a rebel in the now demobilized M-19 guerrilla movement. Following his demobilization, Petro went on win a seat in the Colombian House of Representatives 1991 and 2002 and later in the Senate (2006-2010)
Senator Petro has vehemently opposed to the government of Álvaro Uribe Vélez, denouncing various actions of the government. Petro has denounced in many occasions death threats against his life and of his family members as well as persecution by government-run security organizations. On May 7, 2007 the Colombian army captured two Colombian Army intelligence non-commissioned officers that had been spying on Petro and his family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavo_Petro
Senator Gustavo Petro has publicly criticized the FARC guerrilla group.
In this Camping Petro "offer a future where rural Colombians have a place, the knowledge and the capital to be able to work and thereby poverty and war in Colombia would be eliminated. In other words: education, land and credit." Gustavo Petro is the only candidate who used daily his twitter account @petropresidente to connect to their followers
The seven candidates for Colombia's 2010 presidential election has took part in a several television debates since Abril.