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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most solid presidential candidate of the Colombian in the last few days, starting on Sunday night. It’s not the first time his name has appeared on the electoral ballot. In fact, he was the councilor and mayor of Medellin. It was his first election in the national arena. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They consider him to be a candidate of the right-wing movements. Fico (Medellin, 47 years old) who is known, is since last night and currently the most prominent opponent of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the winners of the day of the election that established who would become the representatives of the three main political forces.

The presidential election has only started. The question of whether Medellin’s former mayor can be the true opposition to petrismo is dependent on the alliances are formed and the talks which he engages in. He will not only need to unite all the right under his banner, but he will also have to conquer some of the centrist electorate that, on Sunday, was disintegrated and lacking remarkable leadership. In order to do that, he would need to keep avoiding, as he has done to date by not appearing in the same photograph with former President Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first-time in 20 years, there is an open support for uribism may instead of subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must make an alliance, on Uribe’s side, with the Democratic Center. However, the challenge is convincing Uribe and the center, which must decide on its direction,” Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

Fico, which is a coalition with the CD in which uribism is concentrated has made its first conquest on the way to an alliance. The party’s candidate on Monday, the former presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took the initiative to step back, acknowledged his limited chances of competing with him and offered his support. We’ll examine if the entire Uribismo group that was without a spokesperson until Monday, offers its support. Uribe should be open to his support and seek to convince his supporters with the old questions of Colombian right. This shouldn’t be difficult. Already, his speech about “security” as well as “order” and “opportunities” of our country has shown that Uribe is adding votes. He proved this by an electoral consult, just as it was done in the past in the Antioquia mayor’s office. He stated, “The bandits were either dead or in prison,” while he was visiting Arauca which is a region which is particularly susceptible to violence. Fico knows well what the Colombian right-wing likes but that won’t suffice for him. says, “We aren’t in 2018 in which the fear of left did well.” claims that Fico could not get Uribe’s blessing even if the Alvaro Uribe image isn’t one that the nation has been accustomed to since 2002 in the year 2002, when Uribe became the president. Although Uribismo isn’t in the running however, that does not necessarily mean Gutierrez isn’t able to count on the support of Uribismo. Uribism was also a factor in this victory. Basset warns that his negotiation skills are going be limited. “To convince , but not to invest all his resources in this alliance, will be his measure.” Andres Mejia Vergnaud who is an analyst, comments on the relationship between Fico and former president. “The biggest problem for Federico Gutierrez, however, is that he wants Uribismo’s votes however, he doesn’t want Uribe’s picture because it doesn’t suit him to be his choice.”

On the left, there’s only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right is a man who is heading towards the presidential elections in the event that Fico is able to negotiate, or in the event that he is able to reach an agreement – convinces him to resign and give him his support. , who ran on his own, is still in the race. Gutierrez must include the achievements of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and billionaire builder, Rodolfo Hernandez if he will fight against petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to do before he can even begin thinking about potential presidential formula names, but he has the support of other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. This isn’t a small sum. The two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo who is who is a Christian leader of the party, who make their decisions judiciously, following the directions from the lectern of his church.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and won the biggest right-wing vote of over two million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the backing of the U Party. This party was able to win a rousing vote in legislative with just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga’s support who didn’t let Sunday’s election go by, in order to take his defeat prior to a possible contest for votes from the right, gives Fico the boost he needs in the conservative wing however, it also impedes his possible votes from within the center. The statement of Alvaro Uribe, the former President, who summoned his party to meet on Tuesday, will decide whether Fico is willing to sacrifice his chances at the center to become the openly Uribe that is blessed.