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Rule orders Colombian candidates to hold public debate


Rule orders Colombian candidates to hold public debate

Bogota, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Superior Court of Bogota ruled today in favor of a tutelage filed for presidential candidates, Rodolfo Hernandez and Gustavo Petro, to participate in a public debate no later than Thursday.

The petition was filed by several Colombian political figures, among them former congresswoman Ángela Maria Robledo, in view of the refusal of Hernandez, of the League of Anti-Corruption Rulers, to debate with his rival on government proposals.

“The national transcendence that entails the election of the president, the right of access to the media of the parties, social movements, politicians and significant groups of citizens, carries an implicit duty before the citizen to allow them to know their candidates,” the ruling states.

Hernandez has limited his electoral campaign to the social networks, even for the first round held last May 29 where he was surprisingly the second candidate with more votes, behind Petro who obtained more than eight million.

The debate will have to be held within a term not exceeding 48 hours, will last 60 minutes, and will be rebroadcast by Colombian public radio and television channels.

The truth is that Rodolfo Hernandez has explained through social networks his campaign proposals in which he emphasizes the fight against corruption, which is considered here as a real incoherence because he is charged for crimes of that type.

Also in the networks he has shown himself disrespectful and with foul and vulgar language, with women, police, military, cab drivers, among others.

He has ranting about the Virgin Mary, announced that if he won the elections he would close embassies and fire public officials, while he has shown a lack of knowledge of the geography of his country and of international organizations, of which Colombia is part.

Next Sunday 19, Hernandez and Petro will face each other at the polls where Colombians will place their trust so that one of the two will lead the destiny of the country.


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