Destitution of Gustavo Petro affects peace dialogue according to the FARC
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), deplored today the destitution of Bogota’s Mayor, Gustavo Petro, accusing President Juan Manuel Santos of giving a “surprise attack”, and warned that this decision negatively impacts the peace conversations table in La Havana.
“We deplore the absurd policy decision of President, who takes the Mayorship of Bogotá, this is a real stroke of hand,” said the head of the peace delegation, Ivan Marquez, in declarations to the media in the Cuban capital.
This destitution, according to the guerrillas, “generates a very negative impact on the conversations table” and “seriously affects the confidence and certainty about what is being approved.”
The president of Colombia, confirmed yesterday the destitution of Petro, a former guerrilla of the M-19, whose removal and disqualification for 15 years was ordered on December 9th by the Attorney General (Public Ministry), due to the “garbage crisis” lived in the Colombian capital for three days in late 2012.