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In an interview with Caracol Radio, President Iván Duque claimed to have complied with 90% of his government plan. To verify the veracity of the president’s statement, the same outlet took stock of the outgoing administration and although there were some promises that were made, not everything is rosy.

On some environmental issues, Duque managed to fulfill what was promised. For example, one of the objectives of the Government Development Plan was to increase clean energy generation capacity. In 2018, there were only two wind and solar energy production projects, while in 2022, the country has more than 20 solar farms and the country’s capacity to generate clean energy has multiplied by 100according to Caracol Radio.

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Another environmental goal that the president achieved, according to figures from the Ministry of the Environment, is the to reduce the trend of deforestation by more than 30%, objective stipulated in the government plan. By the end of the administration, the trend would have been reduced by 34%.

The Duque government also managed to meet the goal of expanding the coverage of Jovenes en Acción, a subsidy that seeks to help students obtain technical or professional training. The goal was to reach 500,000 students and aid was given to 705,000 in more than 400 municipalities.

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Although the outgoing president has met certain objectives, he was owed in terms of security due to the increase in assassinations of social leaders, for which the UN has called the country’s attention. This figure adds to the number of homicides per year per 100,000 inhabitants, which increased from 23.8, in 2020, to 26.8 in 2021, according to data from the Prosecutor’s Office presented by The Country, from Spain.

The general perception of security has also deteriorated, from 47.1% to 45.6%, which was expressed by data from the AmericasBarometer, cited by the referenced newspaper. One of Duque’s main flags was that of democratic security, which is why he draws attention that his goals of reducing homicides and keeping the population safe have failed.

The outgoing president had also promised to reduce illicit crops, but according to data from the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, quoted by Caracol Radio, Duque received the country with 208,000 hectares of coca planted and leaves it with 245,000.

Other worrying figures that clearly explain the discontent of a large part of the citizenry with Duque, according to recent surveys, are extreme monetary poverty and unemployment, since both increased.

According to the Dane, the extreme monetary poverty was at 8.2% in 2018 and with Duque it rose to 12.2% for 2021. Meanwhile, unemployment went from 9.4% to 11.3%, although the president had promised to lower it to 7.9%. It should be noted that these figures they come after the devastating effects of the pandemic on the economy.

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