Adds details on Ocampo and political track record
BOGOTA, June 30 (Reuters) – Colombia’s leftist President-elect Gustavo Petro claimed on Thursday he experienced picked Jose Antonio Ocampo to be finance minister in his government when he starts his expression in August.
Ocampo, 69, who has a Phd in economics from Yale College, is an experienced public servant who earlier served as Colombia’s minister of finance in the govt of previous President Ernesto Samper, and has held various positions in the United Nations.
He is at the moment a professor at Columbia University in the United States.
“Jose Antonio Ocampo will be our finance minister (to) develop a productive financial system and an economy for existence,” Petro said in a concept on Twitter along with a image of the two adult men standing aspect by aspect.
The election of Petro, a previous M-19 guerrilla, marks a radical transform for a region nonetheless scarred by decades of conflict. Practically half of Colombians dwell in poverty, and several voters are annoyed with the ideal-leaning political institution.
The President-elect has promised to tackle deep inequality with pension redistributions, no cost university instruction and other social systems.
Very last 7 days Petro named extensive-time politician and peace envoy Alvaro Leyva as his minister of overseas affairs.
(Reporting by Oliver Griffin and Luis Jaime Acosta modifying by Jason Neely and Michael Perry)
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