Petro Cannot Take the CREG: Council of State Suspends Presidential Decree
Energy attorney Inés Elvira Vesga commented for an article in El Colombiano about the decision to revoke the authority of Colombian President Gustavo Petro in the Gas and Energy Regulation Commission (CREG). The Council of State took an urgent precautionary measure in response to a request for annulment filed by citizens Julián David Solorza Martínez and Lucas Arboleda Henao. For now, the president will not be able to make decisions on energy rates. Ms. Vesga spoke about the decision and emphasized that this shows a balance of powers in the country's judicial branch.
"The precautionary measure decreed is important not only because of the need to suspend a measure that was clearly negative for the stability of the electricity sector, but also because it conveys a message of institutional strength that is urgent at this time," she said. "Judges failing in law and defending the legal system is a guarantee for the healthy functioning of democracy."