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As of Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most stable presidential candidate in Colombia. Even though his name appears on the electoral roll for the first times as Medellin’s mayor and councilor it’s his first time during national elections. He won over 2 million votes with the Team for Colombia alliance. These voters place him as a favorite candidate for the right-wing movements. Fico (Medellin, 47 years old), as he is called, has been since last night and at the moment the most prominent opposition to Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the winners of the election day that defined who would become the representatives of the three main political parties. for president is only starting. The question of whether the former mayor of Medellin can be the true anti-porrismo force depends on the alliances and negotiation that he will make from now on. will he be required to unite all the right-wing forces under his leadership, but also must be able to win over a segment of voters in the center, which was sunk on Sunday with any remarkable leadership. To do this it is necessary to avoid the same thing he has avoided until now appearing in the same photo with the former president Alvaro Uribe. of uribism is a first in the last 20 years. Instead of adding, it can subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), but he also has to convince Uribe’s centre.

Fico is on its journey to join forces along with CD, which is the centre of uribism and, on Monday Fico already has its first win. The candidate for that party until this Monday, the former presidential aspirant Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took a step aside, recognized his limited chances of competing with him and provided his support. Now , it will be interesting to see if the entire collective, which is without a representative, follows his lead. Especially in the event that Uribe gives his support openly and tries to convince his voters with the classic concerns of the Colombian right, something that is not that difficult for Uribe. He has already proven that he is able to add votes with his speech regarding “security”,” “order” as well as “love for the country of his fathers”. He confirmed it on Sunday by participating in the election consultation, as he did before when he worked in the municipal office of the capital city of Antioquia and was famous as the sheriff of Medellin. On a recent visit to Arauca that has been hard hit by violence He said that the bandits were either in prison or in graves. Fico knows very well what Colombian law prefers. But won’t suffice for him.

Basset said that “We’re not in the years when the fear generated by the left had worked,” and that the electorate is not influenced by fear this time. According to the analyst, it is evident that the profile of Alvaro Uribe is no longer that of the absolute leader which the country has seen in 2002, when he was elected president for the first time. Moreover, the fact that his political party that is the CD, is going through a bad moment, could make Fico be unable to receive or even openly Uribe’s approval. While Uribismo is below the table but that doesn’t mean Gutierrez cannot count on the support of Uribismo. Uribism was also instrumental in this victory (winning within the coalition). Basset warns that his capacity to negotiate is now being measured. He will have to convince the right, but not entirely on the alliance. Concerning the relationship between the former president and Fico, an expert Andres Mejia Vergnaud says “the great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez is that he would like the support of Uribismo but not the photo with Uribe since it doesn’t suit him to be his candidate”.

Gustavo Petro, the leader of the left is the only person that can be a leader, but Gustavo Petro, the leader of the right, is still heading for the presidency. Unless Fico is able to convince him – in the event that it is possible, convinces him not to step away and back his. Rodolfo Hernandez, who ran on his own, is currently in the race. Former mayor of Bucaramanga, a builder and millionaire, who has been able to present himself effectively in the polls, thanks to his anti-corruption stance with a humorous tone, is a man that Gutierrez must add to his list of accomplishments if he wants to give the fight to petrismo.

Gutierrez has plenty to do before he can even think about the possible presidential formula names however, he’s got the backing of the other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not a small amount. He has two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his associates. David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party); and Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who votes according to church orders.

The Conservative Party has been strengthened and has received the most votes from right-wing parties with more than two million votes. Additionally, the U Party has shown sympathy for the Conservative Party. They also have a strong election, with less than one million votes, in the legislative. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga didn’t just wait for the results of Sunday to announce his loss. Alvaro Uribe (ex-President) summoned his party to a gathering on Monday to determine what the possibility is that Fico would risk his chances of getting into the center in return for being openly felicitated by Uribe.