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Colombia: presidency transition, first Duque-Petro meeting

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The outgoing Colombian president Iván Duque received his left-wing successor, Gustavo Petro, in the Casa de Nariño (seat of government) last night, who had received the credentials of head of Status for the period 2022-2026.

Nothing was leaked about the tenor of the discussion between the two, and the presidency of the republic only released photographs and a short video.

Through his social networks Duque briefly commented on the meeting: “We have now gathered in the Casa de Nariño, with @petrogustavo. A meeting in which we discussed the beginning of the process of transfer of powers that we will carry out in a harmonious, institutional and transparent”.

During the presidential election campaign Duque often violated the rule of silence provided for him by Colombian legislation by indirectly showing his favors for the independent conservative candidate Rodolfo Hernández.

However, once he learned the outcome of the runoff on June 19, he phoned Petro to congratulate him and let him know that everything was ready for the transition process. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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