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Who is Gustavo Petro, the former guerrilla fighter elected as the new president of Colombia?

元ゲリラ戦闘機のグスタボ・ペトロは、日曜日にコロンビア人によって南米の国の次期大統領に選出された。Fire brand left-wing leader wins Presidential election By a small margin against populist businessman Rodolfo Hernandez. This was Petro’s third attempt to become president after a failed bid in 2010 and 2018.

Who is Gustavo Petro?

Gustavo Petro takes a photo with supporters in Bogotá | Photo: Reuters



62歳のコロンビア上院議員は、若い頃にM-19ゲリラグループに関与したとして有罪判決を受けました。 During his prison days, Petro claims to have been tortured by the army. He is a man in his family and has five children as his father.

Petro was also the former mayor of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The President-elect first came into prominence nationally after his passionate speeches against corruption and violence by right-wing paramilitary groups and political allies created buzz in the country.

He says his “political awakening” happened after witnessing the tears of his father after the death of world-famous revolutionary Che Guevara. It is reported that Petro was not a combatant of the M-19 group during the rebel era. The guerrilla group is notorious for taking the Supreme Court of Colombia hostage in 1985. Subsequent conflicts with troops killed nearly 100 people.

Thanks to his revolutionary past, Petro has been accused of prejudice against guerrillas and will support former rebels during his tenure, he campaigned hard to quell. ..

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