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Since Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most stable presidential candidate in Colombia. ‘s not the first time that his name has appeared on an electoral ballot. In fact, he was the city’s mayor and councilor in Medellin. This was his first election in the national arena. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They believe he could be a candidate from the conservative movement. Fico (47 year old Medellin) is, at the moment, Gustavo Petro’s principal opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the top candidates in the election which determined who was the representative of the three largest political forces.

The presidential campaign just began and the future of former Medellin mayor of Medellin is contingent on the alliances he creates and the talks he gets into. He’ll need to unite the right, as well as conquer the middle electorate that was weak and devoid of a leader who was strong on Sunday. To do this, he would need to avoid the same thing he has avoided so far appearing in the same photo with former President Alvaro Uribe. Today’s public support for uribism is a first in 20 years. Instead of adding, it could subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to join the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But he also must convince the center that it will decide where it would like to move,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario) says.

Fico that is in coalition with the CD in which uribism is the main focus, has had its first victory on the road to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate of the party’s presidential candidacy. We will now have to determine if the whole Uribismo collective that is without a representation, does the same. Uribe should be willing to his supporters and try to convince his supporters using the classic questions of Colombian right. It shouldn’t be difficult. His remarks of “security”, ‘order ‘opportunities, and ‘love of the country’ have already demonstrated that Uribe has the ability to increase votes. He confirmed this with the election consult, the same way previously at Antioquia’s mayor office. He claimed, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was traveling to Arauca which is a region which is particularly susceptible to violence. Fico is conscious of the Colombian right’s preferences but that doesn’t suffice for Fico. claims that we’re not in a time when the fear of a Left worked well. “This time the people don’t have the fear.” Basset says Fico may not receive Uribe’s blessing due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the only leader that the country has had since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. However, this doesn’t mean that Uribismo’s votes Uribismo, even if they fall below the table is not important to Gutierrez like what happened on Sunday or as happened in his first attempt to reach the mayor’s office of Medellin and the city of Medellin, where Uribe supported him even over the candidate from his party. Uribism was also crucial to this victory (winning in the coalition). Basset warns that Basset’s ability to negotiate will now be measured. He will have to convince the right but not entirely on the alliance. Andres Méjia Vergnaud discusses the relationship between Fico’s former president and Fico. He claims that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photographs because it’s not appropriate for Fico to be his presidential candidate.

On the left, there is only one candidate, Gustavo Petro, on the right, there’s an individual who is heading to the presidential race until Fico – – again, if he manages to reach an agreement – convinces him to resign and offer him support. Rodolfo Sanchez, who campaigned independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez will have to include former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder on his list of achievements should he wish to end the petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot of work to do before he even considers names for his presidential formula. But what Gutierrez has already is support of other candidates for the presidency of the Team for Colombia alliance. It’s not much. , Enrique Penalosa(Bogota), and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are with him. , the chief of the party and the founder of the Conservative party is along with Aydee Zarazo. Aydee Lizarazo of a Christian Party, who often votes in accordance to his church’s rules.

Alongside the stronger Conservative Party (which won the largest vote among right-wing forces for Congress and more than two million votes) Additionally, it is supported by the sympathy of the U Party, which had an impressive vote in the legislature, winning just under a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t take until after the results of Sunday’s election to accept his defeat in front of a possible conflict with votes from the right. But this also provides Fico an additional push into a conservative segment, while keeping him further from the middle. The statement of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party to a meeting on Tuesday, will decide the extent to which Fico will be willing to give up his chances at the center to openly proclaim himself to be the Uribe who is blessed.