Petro announced changes in his ministerial cabinet


The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, announced on Monday the departure of the Ministers of Education, Alejandro Gaviria; Culture, Patricia Ariza, and Sport, María Isabel Urrutia, after six months of Government.

According to a tweet from the Presidency of the Republic, Petro appointed Aurora Vergara as Minister of Education; to Astrid Rodríguez as Minister of Sports “so that with new energy they can complete the process of reforms that have been started,” said the President.

The Colombian president indicated that the musician Ignacio Zorro will be in charge of the Ministry of Culture, although he did not make his position official.

The first partial modification of the cabinet of ministers was made after President Petro held a meeting with heads of different political parties to get support in Congress for health, labor and pension reforms.

In this sense, Petro said “we are at a decisive moment for our reforms and we need more cohesion and determination,” said the Colombian head of state.


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