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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most stable presidential candidate of the Colombian in the last few days, starting on Sunday night. Although it is not the first time his name appears on an electoral document – he has been a councilor and mayor of Medellin – his first test in a presidential election, where he achieved more than two million votes inside the Team for Colombia coalition, they have him listed as a desired candidate of the conservative groups or those who feel scared when they think of an open-minded presidency. Fico (47 years aged Medellin) is, at this time, Gustavo Petro’s primary opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the candidates who won the election that decided who were the leaders of the three most powerful political forces.

The presidential campaign just began and the fate of the former mayor in Medellin will depend on the alliances he creates and the talks he gets into. Not only will he be required to bring together the entire rights of the right in his name and name, but also to gain the support of a section of the population of the center, who was deflated on Sunday and without an impressive leadership. To do this, he will have to continue to avoid appearing in the same picture as Alvaro Umribe, which was his practice up to this point. Today, for just the second time in 20 years it is clear that the support for Uribism, instead of adding to the picture, could reduce. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to make an alliance, on Uribe’s side, with the Democratic Center. However, he has to convince Uribe as well as the center which will have to decide its future direction.” Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

Fico has won its first victory this Monday , on its way to an allegiance with the CD. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate for the party’s presidential candidacy. It will be interesting to examine if the entire Uribismo group who was without a spokesperson until Monday, is willing to offer its support. Uribe is expected to accept and attempt to convince his supporters using the classic issues of Colombian right. be difficult. His remarks of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of the fatherland” already showed him that he adds votes. This was confirmed on Sunday with the electoral consultation, as he did before when he was in the office of the mayor in the capital city of Antioquia in which he was famous as the sheriff of Medellin. While on a recent trip to Arauca that has been hard hit by violence, he stated that the bandits were either locked up or dead. Fico is aware of what Colombian law likes. But that won’t be enough for him.

Basset claims that we’re not in a time when the fear of a left-wing government was effective. “This time the voters do not have the fear.” Basset suggests that Fico may not be able to receive Uribe’s blessing due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the absolute leader the country has seen since 2002 at the time Uribe was elected president. However, this does not necessarily mean that the Uribismo votes are insufficient to Gutierrez. It could be because they are less than the table. “This victory (winning the coalition) is in part because of Uribism. His ability as a negotiator will be measured: to persuade the right, but not to spend everything on that alliance,” Basset warns. Andres Mesjia Vergnaud, analyst commenting on Fico’s ties with the former president: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire for the votes of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe since it doesn’t suit him to become his candidate.”

Gustavo Petro (left) is the sole candidate. Gustavo Petro (right) remains the one who is heading towards the presidential election unless Fico (if he negotiates – persuades Fico to allow him to go and give him his backing. Rodolfo Hernández, an independent, is still running. Gutierrez will need to include former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder, in his list of accomplishments if he wishes to end petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to talk about before thinking about potential formulas for the presidency. However, what Gutierrez has is the support and cooperation of other candidates on the Team for Colombia presidency. It’s not a small amount. has two ex-mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his companions; David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party); and Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who votes according to church orders.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and won the biggest right-wing vote, with more than two million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the backing of the U Party. This party has a strong legislative vote, with just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga’s support who did not let the Sunday’s elections be lost, in order to take his defeat prior to a possible confrontation for votes of the right gives Fico a boost in the conservative wing but also distances him from any votes that could come from the center. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chances in the center to have the privilege of being the fortunate recipient of Uribe’s blessings.