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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential candidate for Colombia. isn’t his first appearance in an electoral roll. The former mayor was councilor and mayor in Medellin. His first test in a national elections, where he received more than 2 million votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, saw him placed as a preferred candidate by conservative groups. Fico (47 year old Medellin) is at the time, Gustavo Petro’s main opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the top candidates in the election that decided who were the leaders of the three biggest political parties were.

The presidential campaign is only beginning and whether the former mayor of Medellin is able to become the true counterweight to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and talks that he develops from this point on. He must not only unify the entire right but also conquer just a tiny fraction of the middle electorate, which has been shattered on Sunday. To accomplish this, he has to continue to avoid, just the way he has been with AlvaroUribe. image. Today, the public’s support for uribsm has been expressed in a public manner. Now, it is possible to subtract instead of add, which is the first time it has occurred in 20 years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) – Uribe’s party – but at the same time , he will have to persuade the center, which will have to decide where it’s going,” says Yann Basset, researcher and professor at the University of Rosario.

In the process of forming joining forces with the CD, in which uribism is a major issue on Monday, Fico has already achieved its first conquest. The candidate for that party up until Monday, former president candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took his leave, acknowledged his limited chances of competing with him, and provided his support. The next step is to see how many of Uribismo who was without a candidate and a single candidate, will support his candidature. Particularly, when Uribe is willing to openly support and try to convince his voters with the classic concerns of the Colombian right, which is not that difficult for him. on “security” and “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the land” has already demonstrated that he adds voters. Like he did during his appointment as Antioquia’s mayor, he confirmed it with the consultation on elections. While on a recent trip to Arauca which has been particularly hard hit by violence and terrorism, Fico stated that the bandits are either locked up or dead. knows exactly what Colombian law prefers. However, it’s not enough for Fico.

Basset says that we are not in a time when the fear of a left was effective. “This time, the electorate does not have the fear.” Basset argues that Fico might not get Uribe’s support due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe has not been able to claim the title of the absolute leader since 2002, when the nation elected him president. Although this does not mean that Uribismo’s votes Uribismo, even if they are not in the top tier, are not indispensable to Gutierrez like what happened on Sunday or as happened in his first attempt to reach the office of the mayor of Medellin, when Uribe was a supporter of him, even more than the candidate from his party. Uribism is also responsible for this win within the coalition. Basset warnsthat “Now his ability as an negotiator [winning in the coalition] will be judged: to convince right, and not spend the entire time on the alliance.” On this relationship between the former president and Fico an expert Andres Mejia Vergnaud explains “the biggest problem for Federico Gutierrez is that he would like the support of Uribismo but not the image of Uribe because it does not suit him to be his candidate”.

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, and Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he can negotiate – will convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hern├índez, who was independent, is in contest. Gutierrez will need to include the former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder, in his list of accomplishments if he wishes to end the petrismo. has plenty to negotiate before even considering names for his presidential formula. However, he does have the backing of other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not a small amount. Two former mayors Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are with him. David Barguil, the chief of the party and the founder of the Conservative party is in the same room with Aydee Zarazo, Aydee Lizarazo of a Christian Party, who frequently vote according to her church’s guidelines.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and it won the largest right-wing vote with over two million votes. It also has the support of the U Party. This party was able to win a rousing legislative vote, with less than 1 million votes. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who has not allowed a lot of time to pass after Sunday’s elections in order to accept his defeat before a possible confrontation for the right-wing votes, gives Fico a new push in a sector of conservatism however, it distances him a little more from votes that could be cast from the middle. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chance at the center for the privilege of being the fortunate recipient of Uribe’s blessings.