After the episode in which the presidential candidate Óscar Iván Zuluaga insulted the mayor of Cali Jorge Iván Ospina through a video dialogue, the Colombian Association of Capital Cities, Asocapitales, asked to base a campaign on ideas and respect.
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“Faced with the unfortunate statements spread on social networks, within the framework of the current Colombian political process, makes a respectful call to develop a campaign based on ideas and proposals and we urge respect for the popularly elected leaders,” the association said in a statement.
In the same text, it adds that “it is affected when the leaders who were democratically and legitimately elected to lead the destinies of the capital cities are unknown.”
That is why they invite “collective construction based on values such as tolerance, respect and solidarity.”
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The association maintains that at this moment that the country is going through in the face of the electoral elections, it becomes a “opportunity to foster dialogue, pluralism and to continue advancing in the construction of peace in the midst of diversity”.
“This can only be achieved if the ideas of the other are respected, the multiple realities faced by the regions of the country are recognized, and the value of citizen participation is addressed,” the statement concludes.