Colombia and New Zealand’s reversal of the oil veto

Colombia and New Zealand’s reversal of the oil veto
Colombia and New Zealand’s reversal of the oil veto

SUMMONS AT SIGHT. Although most senators and representatives in the House are on vacation, some remain very connected to daily political life. For example, a parliamentarian from the Democratic Center instructed his advisors to begin collecting background information on the decision of the New Zealand government that, last Sunday, decided to reverse a ban that began five years ago on new exploration. of gas and oil. It was argued that this restriction not only strongly affected international investments in the country but also endangered national energy security. As in Colombia the Petro government is moving in the same direction as the moratorium on hydrocarbons, the idea of ​​the Uribe congressman is to summon the Minister of Mines and Energy, Andrés Camacho.

LEGAL SYNDÉRESIS? The presidential proposal regarding the possibility of resorting to a state of exception in Cauca, this with the aim of the State being the one to carry out social public investment works in conflict zones, continues to generate echo. For example, a former magistrate of the Constitutional Court told a journalist from EL NUEVO SIGLO that he had “read the words of the head of state in which he referred to this state of exception but I did not find any type of legal basis to support the call. ”. He added that there are some basic elements related to conjunctural severity and supervening events that “… are not clear in Cauca, unless they are related to public order.”

THERE IT IS AND… In the midst of the legislative recess, liberalism continues to work at full steam ahead of its party convention, which will be held at the end of August. In the political circles it is claimed that the sole director and former president César Gaviria does not contemplate the possibility of stepping aside, as was rumored days ago in some pro-government sectors of the red awnings. On the contrary, the liberal conclave will begin warning of the growing political and electoral risk that continuing in the Petrista coalition represents for the community.

TACTICAL ERROR? A major controversy was generated yesterday by the Ministry of Labor’s intention to implement via decree some of the regulations on union, collective and strike rights that were not approved during the first debate of the pension reform project in Commission I of the Camera. Even a source from the Historical Pact described it as a “tactical error” to have included these aspects in the bill (which has been filed twice) if it was possible to adopt them through administrative means from the beginning of the Petro government.

MINISTERIAL SHOCK. Several vice ministers are, as is popularly said, like the “suitcase ready” in the face of the imminent shake-up in the cabinet that includes the holders of their respective portfolio. What’s more, some would already have academic and private business offers. In fact, yesterday afternoon there was speculation that signatures were already being collected on an open letter in which all the ministers formally resigned and left President Petro free to apply the changes he considered.


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