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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most reliable presidential candidate of the Colombian since the night of Sunday. Although it’s not the first time his name is on election cards – he served as the Medellin mayor and councilor in the past – this was his first attempt to win a national vote. With more than two millions votes in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance they believe he is an attractive candidate for conservative parties and those who fear the leftist presidency. Fico (47 years old) is currently the primary candidate of Gustavo Petro. His victory in the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most prominent politicians in Colombia.

The presidential election has only begun. If ‘s former city mayor can become the real anti-porrismo force will be dependent on the alliances are formed and the talks which he engages in. Not only will he be expected to bring all the right-wing forces under his command, but also must take on a portion of the electorate in the center that has been slashed on Sunday without any extraordinary leadership. He must keep his distance from former President Alvaro Urbine, which was not the case previously. Today, for the first time in 20 years, open support for uribism is now possible instead of subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to create an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), but he also has to convince Uribe’s center.

Fico that is a coalition partner with the CD in which uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first triumph on the road to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former presidential candidate, decided to step aside, recognize his few options of competing with him and offer his support. We will now have to determine if the whole Uribismo collective that is without a representative, will do the same. Uribe can be seen publicly advocating for the cause, and trying to convince his voters that he is a supporter of the Colombian right. Already, his remarks about “security”, order” opportunities, and the love of our country has shown that he is adding votes. Like he did during his appointment as Antioquia’s mayor and he confirmed this with the electoral consultation. When he visited Arauca in Colombia, a particularly violent area, Fico said that “the bandits are in jail” or “in the grave”. Fico knows exactly what Colombian law is fond of. But that won’t be enough for Fico.

Basset stated the fact that “We’re not in the years when the fear generated by the left was effective,” and that the electorate isn’t being swayed by the fear this time. Basset stresses that Fico might not get Uribe’s blessing, because Alvaro Uribe no longer holds the title of leader absolute since 2002, when the country chose him as president. But this does not mean that Uribismo’s votes Uribismo, even if they are below the table is not important to Gutierrez like what happened on Sunday or during his first effort to gain access to the office of the mayor of Medellin, when Uribe was a supporter of him, even more than the candidate of his party. Uribism was a factor in the success in the coalition. Basset warns “Now his ability as an negotiator (winning in the coalition] is assessed by his ability to convince the right people, and not spend the entire time on that alliance.” Andres Mesjia Vergnaud analyst comments on Fico’s relationship with the former president: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire for the support of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe, because it doesn’t make sense for him to be his presidential candidate.”

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, however, Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he is able to negotiate – will persuade Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Sanchez, who campaigned independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez will be able to boast a list of accomplishments including the former mayor of Bucaramanga who is an architect and millionaire.

Gutierrez has plenty to negotiate before even considering names for his potential presidential formula. However Gutierrez has the backing of other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not small. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are at his side. David Barguil, the chief of the party and the founder of the Conservative party, is in the same room with Aydee Zarazo. of a Christian Party, who often votes in accordance to his church’s rules.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and was the party that won the most right-wing vote of over 2 million votes. It also has the backing of the U Party. This party had an outstanding legislative vote, with less than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga didn’t wait for Sunday’s results to announce his loss. Alvaro Uribe from the past and who invited his party for a meeting on Tuesday night, suggested that Fico could risk his chances of becoming a centrist leader as a result of being openly blessed with Uribe.