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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential contender for Colombia. While his name appears on an electoral card for the first times – he was Medellin’s councilor and mayor – it’s his first time in the national election. In , he received over 2 million votes through the Team for Colombia alliance. These voters place him as the most popular candidate of the right-wing movements. Fico (47 years old) is currently the primary candidate of Gustavo Petro. His victory with the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most well-known politicians in Colombia.

The presidential campaign is just beginning and the future of former Medellin mayor of Medellin is contingent on the alliances that he forms and the agreements he enters into. is not enough to bring all right-wingers under his banner, but must also conquer some of the centrist electorate that has been, as of Sunday, disintegrated and lacking remarkable leadership. He’ll have to maintain his distance from the previous president Alvaro Urbine, something was not the case in the past. For the first time in 20 years, the open support of uribism, rather than adding, could reduce. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He’ll need to create an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s party. But he also has to convince the center which has to make the final decision on where to go,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

Fico that is a coalition with the CD where uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first triumph in the process of forming an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former presidential candidate, decided to step down, recognized his limited options for competing against him, and offered his support. We will now have to wait and see if the Uribismo group, which has been left without a representation, does the same. Uribe should be willing to his support and seek to persuade his electorate with the old questions of Colombian right. This shouldn’t be difficult. Already, about “security” as well as “order”, opportunities and love of the fatherland showed that he is adding votes. This Sunday, he verified this at the election consultation. The same thing happened while he was in Antioquia as the mayor. When he visited Arauca in Colombia, which is an extremely violent region Fico claimed that “the bandits are in jail” or “in a grave”. knows exactly what Colombian law is fond of. But it won’t suffice for him.

“We aren’t in the year the year 2018, when the fear of the left had worked, but this time, the voters are not affected by fear,” Basset points out. Basset suggests that Fico might not receive Uribe’s approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the only leader that the country has had since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. The vote of Uribismo remain important to Gutierrez. Uribism also contributed to the victory. Basset warns that right now, his negotiation skills are going to be limited. “To convince the right, but not to invest all his resources in this alliance, is his test.” Andres Méjia Vergnaud reflects on the relationship between the former Fico president and Fico. He states that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photographs because it’s not right for him to be his own candidate.

Gustavo Petro (left) is the only leader. Gustavo Petro (right) remains the one who is who is preparing for the presidential election unless Fico (if he negotiates – is able to convince Fico to let him go and offer him his support. Rodolfo Hernandez remains running despite having run independently. Gutierrez must include the former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder on his list of accomplishments should he wish to end the petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot of work to do before he even considers the names of the presidential formula. What Gutierrez already has is the backing of the other candidates for the leadership of the Team for Colombia alliance. It’s not just a little. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are with him. David Barguil, the leader and the founder of the Conservative party is along with Aydee Zarazo. Aydee Lizarazo from a Christian Party who usually votes in accordance to his church’s orders.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and was the party that won the most right-wing vote with more than two million votes. It also has the support of the U Party. This party had an outstanding legislative vote with just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga did NOT just wait for the results of Sunday to announce his loss. Alvaro Uribe from the past was the party’s leader who summoned his party for a meeting on Tuesday night, suggested that Fico could risk his chances of becoming a leader in the center party in exchange for being publicly in love with Uribe.