Gustavo Petro will assume the Presidency of Colombia this Sunday, August 7. The security operation at Petro’s inauguration involves more than 15,000 men.
Gustavo Petro will assume the Presidency of Colombia this Sunday, August 7. The security operation at the inauguration involves more than 15,000 men.
This Sunday, more than 10,000 police officers and 5,000 soldiers from the Armed Forces will mobilize to guarantee the security of the event that will feature 70 cultural events. The activity will take place in the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá, where different leaders and heads of state from Chile, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Paraguay, the Netherlands, Honduras, Costa Rica and Argentina will attend.
The Minister of the Interior of Colombia, Daniel Palacios, pointed out that “a presidential inauguration has very big security challenges; but all the capacity of the Colombian State and our public force will be deployed to guarantee the peaceful transition of power. For this, the presidency of the Republic has been working with the joint team of the presidency with the outgoing ».
Among the internal challenges of Gustavo Petro as president of Colombia are the economic, political, social and security. In addition, the new president will have to attend to foreign policy issues, in a region where several countries have leftist governments.
Petro will replace the president Ivan Duke for a 4-year term of office. For the act of ascent to power of Petro there will be the presence of 10 entities of the national and district order, who will guarantee the normal development of the event, reported the Mayor of Bogotá, this Friday, August 5.
Bogotá is preparing to live 2 very important events this weekend, full of activities:
?❤️ Bogotá’s 484th birthday.
?? The possession of @petrogustavo as the new president of Colombia.
How is the city going to be organized? Here we tell you ? pic.twitter.com/p9Ndirwzys
— Bogota Mayor’s Office (@Bogota) August 5, 2022