After almost eight hours of intense debate, the Senate of the Republic approved in a plenary session held on Monday, October 24, the Public Order bill that seeks, among other things, to extend Law 418 of 1997 and convert the ambitious proposal for Total Peace of the president Gustavo Petro in state policy.
Despite the fact that several articles were repealed for being considered ‘monkey’, the bill was approved with 60 votes in favor and 12 against. Now it’s the turn of the House of Representatives to discuss and vote on this initiative, which will also allow the national government to set up negotiating tables with different armed groups for the disarmament and pacification of the country.
From the Petro cabinet this initiative was promoted, since last August 7, which would allow agreements to be made even with the residuals that arose after the signing of the Final Peace Agreement of 2016. Precisely, this point of the project was not well received by the bench opponent; Even Senator Humberto De La Calle also showed his reservations that former leaders like Iván Márquez, who betrayed what was agreed in Havana, have a new opportunity to sit down and talk with the State.
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