House of Representatives approved 50% of the articles of Petro’s pension reform

House of Representatives approved 50% of the articles of Petro’s pension reform
House of Representatives approved 50% of the articles of Petro’s pension reform

On the morning of this Wednesday, May 22, the Seventh Chamber Commission continues with the debate and voting on the articles of the pension reform project.

Regarding the 95 articles that make up the pension reform project, 59 have been approved so far, representing more than 50%.

This reform is one of the main government flags of the Administration of President Gustavo Petro, in addition to being one of the most advanced reform projects.

Regarding the threshold for contributing to Colpensiones, which is one of the aspects that has generated controversy, since the ceiling of the pension subsidy system in Colombia is currently 2.5 minimum wages, and is being defined as a minimum wage of 2.5 million.

The Information and Press Office of the House of Representatives is waiting for the session on May 22 “Move forward with the remaining articles in order to achieve clarifications and adjustments that allow agreements”.

On the other hand, the Colombian president previously spoke, even if the reformed pension is approved, about the pension bonus for people over 80 years of age, whose cost would go from $80,000 pesos to $225,000 pesos per month.

“We will start with the coffee peasantry, the majority women, who do not have a pension. The program will be extended in age and people if the House of Representatives manages to approve the pension reform,” the president expressed in his X account.

“Today we continue with this important debate in the Chamber. We have said, one of the purposes, in addition to strengthening the system, is to lift more than three million older adults out of poverty, with a monthly income of COP$223,000. May solidarity continue to bring us together as a society,” said the Minister of Labor, Gloria Ramírez, through her X account, on the morning of this May 22.

So far, the biggest risk that the pension reform has is time, taking into account that it has less than 30 days, not counting the extras in Congress and the missing debates in the Chamber, one in the Seventh Commission and another in the plenary session. . Therefore, with this short period in the approval process for the reform, there is a possible postponement that could sink this project.

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