Although they have not yet formed a majority in Congress, there are already three clearly defined candidates in the historic agreement aspiring for the presidency of the Senate.
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Generally The beginning of the new Congress is usually for the party of the President.
Today, however, it is clear that the historic agreement that backed Gustavo Pedro’s presidential presidency does not yet have the majority needed to retain the presidency of Congress.
That majority means having at least 55 senators and today there are only 22 in the formal contract. Of course, that includes 13 from the Esperanza Verde Center alliance and five from the Commune. Getting the majority of them on paper does not seem too complicated.
In that sense, the three main tokens of the historic agreement have already begun the effort to become the leader of Congress. Senator Roy Barreros, who was already chairman of the Senate, is perhaps closest to Pedro, as is Gustavo Bolivar and Senator Alexander Lopez from Polo Democratico.
Yes OK ObstaclesPetro, who chaired the parliamentary debate during the campaign, started the race too early, although he seems to have lost seriousness in recent days.
In the meantime, Bolivar, who is no secret to anyone, is one of the closest congressmen to the president-electTo the extent that he heads the Senate community list, he was surprised yesterday when he nominated his name as Senate chairman through his Twitter account.
“I submit my name as chairman of the Senate. I offer my loyal support to the new President, Gustavo Pedro, four years of experience in the Senate and the economic committees that approved the budget law,” he said.
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I am running for the presidency.
I offer my loyal support to the new Pte @ Petrogustavo My 4 years of experience in the Senate and Economic Commissions approving budget law, PND and tax reform and strict oversight of all agreements.
– Gustavo Bolivar (ustGustavoBolivar) June 21, 2022
However, it is clear that Bolivar was not a Congressman who was much admired by his peers. Even during this period, although he was the minority’s formal candidate for the post of second vice president, he was denied that opportunity in Congress and had to go to the judicial branch to allow that dignity to be exercised.
Alexander Lopez was a senior congressman who was a fighter in Polo Democratico and during the campaign he became a publicist for Vice President Francia Marquez.
Is true All this will depend on the political agreements reached in the coming days And these nominations cannot be consolidated until the majority of the historic agreement is consolidated in the legislature.
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I would like to put my name in the opinion of political parties and citizens as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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