During the presentation of the official mascot of national and parannial games, the president assured that "with the future and Cartagena's present you can not play, we can not make indirect changes, but we have to give continuity to the things they do well . "
President Ivan Duke gave a boost to Cartagena's mayor, Pedrito Pereira, to continue his duties until next December when the term of the presidency is over.
The president's support is given after the Conservative Party has excluded Pereira from the list of candidates for the election of a new mayor.
With the future and with Cartagena's present you can not play, we can not make indirect changes, but we have to give continuity to things that are doing well. That is why I hope, Mayor Pedricure Pereira, that you will continue to exercise the position until the end of the December period, "Duke said at the presentation of the" Cachaccio ", the official mascot of the National and Parannial Games 2019. They will celebrate in the capital of Bolivar next November.
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Pedrito Pereira, Mayor of Cartagena.
"We, as a national government, must be accountable to the city and here we can not change the mayor of changing political circumstances," the Colombian president said.
Duke also highlights the good governance of Pereira, the city's front, which the president himself has chosen from the list of candidates in September last year, after which he signed a contract of transparency for the development of his administration, whose vice president was Martha Lucia Ramirez.
"In a few months we have made progress in the necessary initiatives for the present and the future of the city, such as the Canal del Dique project, the city's participation in these Games of the 20th Anniversary, the progress in negotiating transparency, also advanced in projects such as coastal erosion, …), in a nutshell, there are many works that have been dimensioned, "he said.
Duke insisted on the need to give continuity to the current mayor's leadership, taking into account the position of Cartagena, the city where culture and tourism are combined, gastronomy, creative industries, national and international beauty competitions. ,