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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez had been the most solid choice for Colombia’s presidency. While it’s not the first time that his name is on an electoral card – in fact, he was mayor and councilor in Medellin and his first attempt during a national vote, where he achieved more than two million votes within the Team for Colombia coalition, they have him listed as a desired candidate of the conservative movements or those who feel scared by the thought of the possibility of a leftist president. Fico (Medellin, 47 years old), as he is called, has been as of last night and is currently is the primary adversary of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the main winners on the day of the election that established who would be the representative of the three main political parties.

The campaign for president is just beginning. The question of whether the former mayor of Medellin will be a true opposition to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and negotiations that he will make from now on. He’ll need to not only unite the entire right but also conquer just a tiny fraction of the centre electorate that was shattered on Sunday. He must keep his distance from former President Alvaro Urbine, which he has not done previously. Today, for just the second time in 20 year it is clear that the support for Uribism, instead of adding to the picture, could be a negative. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must form an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), but he will also have to convince Uribe’s centre.

Fico, which is a coalition partner with the CD where uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first victory on the road to an alliance. (the former presidential candidate) stood aside and acknowledged the fact that he has no chance of competing with him. He offered his assistance. We’ll see if the whole Uribismo group, which was left without a representative until Monday, will offer support. Uribe should be willing to his supporters and try to persuade his electorate by addressing the traditional questions of Colombian right. This will not prove difficult. His remarks on “security” and “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the land” has already showed that he has added voters. He confirmed this with the consultation on elections, as it was done in the past at Antioquia’s mayor office. On a recent visit to Arauca (an area which has been particularly impacted by violence) Fico said “The bandits are locked up or are in graves.” Fico is very conscious of the Colombian right’s choices however that won’t suffice for him.

Basset states, “We aren’t in 2018 when the fear of left was a success,” Basset says Fico may not be able to receive Uribe’s blessing due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe does not represent the supreme leader that the nation has seen since 2002, when Uribe was elected president. Although Uribismo is below the table but that doesn’t mean Gutierrez can’t count on the votes of Uribismo. “This victory [winning in the coalition] is not only due to Uribism. Basset is now warning that his capability in negotiations will be measured. Andres Medjia Vergnaud remarked on the relationship between the former president and Fico. “The biggest issue of Federico Gutierrez’s is that he would like Uribismo to vote for the president, but with Uribe as a model the image doesn’t work for the man.”

On the left, there is only one candidate, Gustavo Petro, on the right is an individual who is heading to the presidential race, unless Fico – – again, in the event that he is able to reach an agreement – convinces him to resign and give him his support. Rodolfo Hernandez, who contested the election independently, is still running. Gutierrez should include the achievements of former Bucaramanga mayor Bucaramanga and billionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez if he intends to combat petrismo. has a lot more to discuss before even considering names for his potential presidential formula. However Gutierrez does have the support of other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not a small amount. He has by his side two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and an individual woman, Aydee Lizarazo. They are members of an Christian party who typically is a judicious voter, as directed from the lectern in his church.

In to the strengthened Conservative Party – it achieved the largest vote of the right-wing forces for Congress with over two million votes, it is also backed by the U Party, which also received a rousing vote in the legislative with just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga did not just wait for the results of Sunday to announce his defeat. Alvaro Uribe from the past, who called his party to a gathering Tuesday night, stated that Fico might be putting at risk his chance of becoming a centrist leader in exchange for being openly grateful to Uribe.