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The Colombian Congress does not reach the necessary quorum to debate the creation of the Ministry of Equality

MADRID, 25 Nov.

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The Colombian Congress does not reach the necessary quorum to debate the creation of the Ministry of Equality

MADRID, 25 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The joint commissions of the Senate and the House of Representatives have not reached the necessary consensus to begin the study of the bill to create the Ministry of Equality, one of the campaign promises of the Vice President of Colombia, Francia Márquez.

The session had to be postponed after some articles of the project did not achieve the necessary quorum, including the name of the portfolio itself, which for some should be called the Ministry of Equity.

Some of us think that it should be called more the Ministry of Equity, which is what the nation requires more. It is not that we are equal, but that we must protect those who are unequal and that is more equity," said Liberal senator Alejandro Chacón.

For their part, the Conservative Party and Cambio Radical have left Congress to avoid voting since they do not even agree with the Government's initiative, while the Uribistas of Centro Democrático affirm that the project would generate duplication of functions in some State entities. .

From the Government they have regretted the lack of a quorum and have stressed that said ministry is "fundamental" to help the most disadvantaged sectors of the country, reports the RCN radio station.

The senator of the Polo Democrático Alexander López, has stressed that with this portfolio it will be possible to work to close "the inequality gaps that arise in Colombia", especially with regard to women, peasants, indigenous peoples, older adults, diverse communities and other ethnic minorities.

"The Ministry of Equality will go directly where the extreme poverty and the deep inequalities that exist in the country are," López emphasized.

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