If Congress Rejects Objections, Duque Will Approve the JEP Law

4/2/2019

The chief presidential advisor on human rights, Francisco Barbosa, revealed that if Congress rejects President Ivan Duque’s objections to the statutory law that established the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the president will approve the law.

“The country should know that if the objections are rejected, the president of the Republic will comply with the Constitution and approve the statutory law,” Barbosa said.

In the last few days, the idea that the government will not have the majority it needs in Congress to pass the six objections to the law put forward by the president has gained traction, especially since the Radical Change Party decided not to support President Duque’s arguments.

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