Gustavo Petro will receive his appointment as the new president of Colombia, from the hands of the current president Ivan Duke. Petro’s arrival at the Narino Palace It is a historical fact Colombia, since for the first time a candidate from the left wins the elections and consolidates himself as the country’s president.

The change of command ceremony will take place at the Bolivar plaza, in Bogotá, and around 100 thousand spectators are expected to attend the event. According to the logistics team in charge, there will be 55 cultural events, 600 artists on stage and activities in four squares in the center of Bogotá.

The places selected for the different cultural and artistic exhibitions will be: Parque Santander, the Plazoleta del Rosario, the Plaza de las Nieves and the Parque de los Periodistas. It is worth mentioning that the Plaza de Bolívar will be the main center of the inauguration ceremony. However, this space will not be open to the general public, but will be available for special guests, such as the presidents of other countries, the families of the new cabinet, prominent political figures and other public figures. A belt of at least 1,500 security fences will surround the Plaza de Bolívar.

The event will start at 10:00 am but the main act of the command transmission will be from 3:00 pm

Some mobility restrictions

According to this act of presidential inauguration, since August 6 marks the Bogota’s 484th birthday, The District announced, together with the Bogotá Aqueduct and Sewer Company (EAAB), that this Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, the roads of Santa Ana-La Aguadora, San Francisco Vicachá and Guadalupe- Aguanoso They will be closed to the public.

The Mayor’s Office of Bogotá reported that these closures are due to the fact that the police officers who monitor these trails they will not be available for the participation of the uniformed men in the possession of Gustavo Petro.

also some sections of the cycle path will be disabled During this Sunday, August 7, the Sports and Recreation Institute (IDRD) announced that the closed sectors correspond to:

1. Carrera 7ma between Calle 45 and Av. Primero de Mayo

2. Av. Calle 26 between Carrera 7ma and Carrera 60

3. the sections of the Parkway (Diagonal 40A and Carrera 24).

The other sections of the cycle path will be working normally during normal district hours.