At the launch in the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center in Bogota, Petro announced that central theme of his campaign is “Bet on a more humane city,” with the aim of fighting corruption and focusing on water issues in the city.
“You can be sure that in the city of Bogota, if we are elected there will be no corruption in the capital. If there were corruption, the first to know it, discover it and report it would be the mayor,” reported RCN.
During his speech the leftist politician also said his “first priority in the city would be to recover the Bogota River, decontaminate it and restore its wetlands,” magazine Semana reported.
Petro has the support of the Progressive Movement, the political party he created after his departure from Polo Democratico.
Local elections will be held in Bogota and the rest of Colombia in October.