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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential contender for Colombia. While it isn’t the first time that his name is mentioned on electoral cards – he was an elected Medellin councilor and mayor – it was his first run to run for president in a national election. With over two millions votes in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance they see him as a desirable candidate for conservative groups and those who are concerned about a leftist presidency. Fico (47-year old Fico) is the principal opposition to Gustavo Petro. The Historic Pact movement, along with Gustavo Petro, was one the winners of the election last night, which established who will be the main political forces.

The presidential election is just starting. How -mayor from Medellin will be able to counter petrismo and forge alliances with other countries will determine his success. He will not only have to unite all of the right to his banner and name, but also to conquer a part of the voters of the middle, which was deflated on Sunday and without a remarkable leadership. He will have to steer clear of, as he has so thus far, appearing in the same photograph with Alvaro Uribe. Today, acceptance of uribsm has now been expressed in a public manner. It is now possible to subtract rather than add and this is the first time it has been done in the last 20 years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But, he must convince the center that it can decide where it would like to go,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at University of Rosario) says.

Fico achieved its first conquest this week on its path to a pledge of allegiance to the CD. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate of the party’s presidential run. Now it will be fascinating to see if Uribismo’s entire group, which has been left without any representative, follows in his footsteps. Uribe could be a good example by being transparent and convincing the electorate of classic issues of the Colombian Right. His speech of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of the country” already showed him that he adds votes. He verified it this Sunday with the electoral consultation similar to what he did when he was in the municipal office of the capital city of Antioquia in which he was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. While visiting Arauca in Colombia, which is one of the most violent regions Fico stated that “the bandits are in jail” or “in the grave”. Fico is conscious of the Colombian right’s preferences but that doesn’t suffice for Fico.

Basset says that we are not in a time when the fear of a left was effective. “This time the voters do not have the fear.” Analysts say that Fico could not be granted Uribe’s blessing because Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his absolute leadership role from 2002, when the president was elected. However, this does not mean the Uribismo votes aren’t enough for Gutierrez. This could be due to the fact that they are less than the table. Uribism also contributed to this win. Basset warns that Basset’s ability to negotiate will now be measured. He must convince the right, but not spend the entire amount on the alliance. made a comment on the relationship of the former president with Fico. “The biggest issue of Federico Gutierrez’s relationship is that he wants Uribismo to support the president, but with Uribe as a photo and a persona, it’s not a good fit for the man.”

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 negotiates) convinces Fico to let him go and give him his support. Rodolfo who ran as an independent and is still in the race. Gutierrez must include former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder in his list of accomplishments should he wish to end petrismo. has a lot more to discuss before even thinking about names for his presidential formula. However Gutierrez does have the support of other candidates for the Team for Colombia leadership. This isn’t just a small number of. 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 in the same room with Aydee Zarazo. Aydee Lizarazo, a member of the Christian Party, who often votes in accordance to his church’s rules.

Along with the reformed Conservative Party, it was the most popular right-wing group in Congress with more than 2 million votes. The U Party also supported it and had a remarkable turnout of less than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga’s support, who didn’t let Sunday’s election go by in order to accept his loss before a possible conflict for votes from the right gives Fico an advantage in a section of conservatism however, it also impedes his any votes that could come from the center. Alvaro Uribe (ex-President) summoned his party to a gathering on Monday to determine if Fico would risk his chances of gaining a seat in the center in return for being openly granted a blessing by Uribe.