Mario Vargas Llosa hopes that the presidency of Gustavo Petro will be only "a fixable accident"

Mario Vargas Llosa hopes that the presidency of Gustavo Petro will be only "a fixable accident"

The Spanish-Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa congratulated this Monday in Madrid to Gustavo Petrowhich, after his victory on Sunday, will be the Colombia’s first leftist presidentbut expressed his wish that his mandate be “an amendable and correctable accident“.

I also send congratulations to Mr. Petro on his close victory“, said the 86-year-old Nobel laureate in literature, in the opening speech of the XV Atlantic Forum, which takes place at the Casa América in Madrid, organized by the International Foundation for Freedom, which he chairs.

Hopefully Colombia remains within the strict legality that has characterized Colombian historyand it is simply an accident that can be mended and corrected in the more or less immediate future”, affirmed the author of “La Fiesta del Chivo” or “The War of the End of the World”.

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Yes Petro “aims to, as some of its supporters intend, to destroy that legalitya point d is openedand question about the future of Colombia“, warned the writer.

Vargas Llosawho was a candidate for the Peruvian presidency in 1990, very active in political debatetends to support right-wing, conservative or liberal candidates.

The outgoing Colombian president, Ivan Dukewill participate remotely in the Atlantic Forum.

Vargas Llosa praised him, assuring that, “doing the additions and subtractions”, he acted “within the law“and had one”magnificent presidential administration“.

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The writer did welcome the victory in the Spanish region of Andalusia of the conservative Popular Party and its candidate Juanma Moreno“which is very close to the things that we defend, and that, without a doubt, compensates for that Colombian election.”

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