Gustavo Petro president: proposal to democratize soccer – Colombian Soccer – Sports

The left will accede for the first time to the Presidency of Colombia after the triumph obtained this Sunday in the second electoral round by the ex-guerrilla fighter and ex-mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro, of the Historical Pact coalition.

With 98.22 percent of the polling stations informed, Petro obtained 11,115,965 votes, equivalent to 50.51 percent, while his rival, the independent populist Rodolfo Hernández, from the Anti-Corruption Governors League, reached 10,391,504 votes (47.22 percent).

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Democratization of teams

Petro has spoken, little, but he has talked about what he will do with the sport, of his proposal to improve the physical activity and the results of the country’s athletes abroad.

And within that work plan is soccer, the sport that attracts attention and that he has millions of followers in a country that will begin to govern from next August.

On some occasion Petro traveled to Barranquilla and sent a message to Alejandro Char, in which he invited him to analyze his idea.

“Char, I propose that soccer fans have a percentage of the ownership of professional soccer teams through the bars. (…) How are you? Let’s democratize soccer”, indicated the leader of Human Colombia.

Char never responded, but it is clear that Petro has his idea and will work on it, especially when he will assume the Presidency of the country in August.

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