The first vice president of the official United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and number two of chavismo, God given haircongratulated this Monday the leftist Gustavo Petronewly elected president of Colombiaand stated that his victory changes “radically” relations between the two countries.
“Without a doubt, a new space is opening up for the Colombia that we all want, not the Colombia of the oligarchy, but the Colombia of the Colombian people. A new space for dialogue opens. It radically changes the relationship with Venezuelawith the mere fact that the oligarchy ceases to govern, there is already a profound change in the relationship with our country”, said the leader at a press conference.
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assured that Venezuela “He has always been in the same place with open arms, waiting for those who govern Colombia know and understand that this is a neighboring country and a friendly country”, which, he assured, has received “more than five million Colombians”.
Chavismo, he continued, predicts better relations with the Colombian government, for years its main political enemy along with the United States.
“Right now we don’t have any (relationship), we don’t have a consul, we don’t have anything, nor do they have one here,” he said.
In this sense, Cabello expressed that the PSUV will applaud “any initiative” that “soon” restores “good relations between Colombia Y Venezuela”.
The official added that, after Petro’s triumph, “it seems” that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will be “strengthened”, in addition to the fact that, he added, to bury a disastrous thing called the Lima Group (block of countries opposed to the Bolivarian revolution)”.
Petro, candidate of the Historical Pact coalition, became this Sunday the first leftist to win the Presidency of Colombia after obtaining 11,279,917 votes (50.44%) in the second electoral round against his rival, the independent populist Rodolfo Hernández, of the Anti-Corruption Leaders League, who reached 10,576,617 votes (47.31%).
Petro, a 62-year-old economist and former member of the M-19 guerrilla group, will succeed, as of August 7, the president of Colombia, the Uribista Iván Duque, and will govern in the period 2022-2026.
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