REACTION: Petro’s Cabinet Purge: Ocampo Out

By AQ Editors

Colombia's President Gustavo Petro has asked his entire Cabinet to resign as his administration faces its most serious ministerial crisis to date.

This page was last updated at 6:30pm ET. Colombian President Gustavo Petro has called for his entire Cabinet to resign and announced that three parties will leave his governing coalition: the Conservatives, the Liberals and the "de la U" Party. By Wednesday afternoon, Petro had announced that seven ministers would leave their posts: Finance Minister José Antonio Ocampo, as well as the ministers of transportation, health, agriculture, interior, communications and science. The reshuffle follows Petro's frustration with the way Congress has handled his proposed health care reform. AQ...

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