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Petro affirmed a maneuvering against him of a soft coup

Bogotá, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, described today as the beginning of a soft coup against him the presentation of a presentation questioning the financing of his electoral campaign held in 2022.

The charges were filed by two judges of the National Electoral Council (CNE) who alleged violations of the limits on the amounts allowed by law to be spent during a process of political proselytism.

Given the disclosure of this event by a media opposed to the Government, the president estimated in his social network that is unquestionable.

However, he noted, the contributions of unions to the Colombia Humana movement, -led by Petro-, make them irregular when permitted by law, and even ensure that supposed payments made after the end of the campaign are presented as if they had occurred within it.

He considered that the expenses of electoral witnesses who take care of the votes already cast do not constitute a campaign act, but rather, according to him, they are a citizen’s right and obligation.

The campaign by law ends before election day, he explained.

This is not the first time that the president has denounced attempts to remove him from power.

Last February he asserted on his social network that facts repeated several times in the campaigns of other political parties such as the one to which former Attorney General Francisco Barbosa (Democratic Center) belongs, and which have been previously declared legal, in his case are desperately criminalized.

He stated at that time that for this reason unions have been raided, torture has been carried out and pressure has been used on witnesses to accuse the president, but they have not been successful.

The indictment of charges filed today against Petro’s presidential campaign will allow the eight CNE judges, with the exception of the two plaintiffs, to vote on the approval of the file, thereby giving the green light to the investigation.

If they decide against it, the process would be archived.