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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most stable president-elect of the Colombian right since Sunday night. This isn’t the first time his name appears on the election ballot. In fact, he was both the mayor and councilor of Medellin. It was his first national vote. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They consider him to be a candidate of the conservative movement. Fico (47 years old Medellin) is, at the moment, Gustavo Petro’s primary opponent. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the top candidates in the election that decided who were the leaders of the three most powerful political forces.

The campaign for president is just starting. The question of whether the former mayor of Medellin is the real opposition to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and negotiation that he will make from now on. He will need to unify the right as well as conquer the center electorate, which was apathetic and without a leader who was strong on Sunday. He would have to avoid the situation he has been in so thus far, appearing in the same photo with Alvaro Uribe. For the first time in the past 20 years, open support for uribism may rather than subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He’ll need to create an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s party. However, he will have to convince the center which has to decide on where the alliance goes,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

In the process of forming joining forces with the CD which is in which uribism is concentrated, this Monday Fico has already achieved its first triumph. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) left the stage and admitted the fact that he has no chance of competing with his. He offered his assistance. We will now have to determine if the whole Uribismo group who is without a representative, will do the same. Particularly if Uribe declares his support publicly and attempts to convince his voters with the most basic concerns of the Colombian right, which will not be so difficult for Uribe. The speech he delivered of “security” as well as ‘order’ opportunities, and love of fatherland’ has already shown that Uribe adds votes. He confirmed this on Sunday during the election consultation, as he did previously when he was at Antioquia’s mayor’s offices, where the mayor was also known as the sheriff of Medellin. He claimed, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was visiting Arauca, a region that is particularly vulnerable to violence. Fico is well-versed in the Colombian legal system, but this will not be enough.

Basset states, “We aren’t in 2018, when fear of the Left worked well.” Analysts say that Fico could not be granted Uribe’s blessing because Alvaro Uribe has lost his entire leadership role from 2002, when he was elected president. The vote of Uribismo are still important to Gutierrez. Uribism is also the reason for this victory. Basset warnsthat “Now his capacity as a negotiator [winning in the coalition] is measured by his ability to convince the right people, and not to spend all on this alliance.” Concerning the relationship between former President Uribe and Fico an analyst Andres Mejia Vergnaud says “the biggest problem for Federico Gutierrez is that he is seeking the votes of Uribismo but not the photo with Uribe because it does not make sense for him to be his candidate”.

While on the left there’s only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right there is still one man that is headed to the presidential race in the event that Fico – – again, in the event that he is able to convince him to step aside and support him. Rodolfo Sanchez, who ran independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez must include the achievements of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez, if intends to combat petrismo. has a lot to sit down to negotiate before even considering names for his possible presidential plan however, what he has is the support of the other candidates competing for leadership in the Team for Colombia coalition. It is not little. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are in his presence; David Barguil is the leader of the Conservative party. Aydee Lizarazo is a Christian party woman who casts her vote according to the instructions of her church’s lectern. was strengthened, and it won the largest 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 legislative vote with more than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico, and he didn’t wait long after Sunday’s elections to concede defeat ahead of a potential clash with the votes of the right. provides Fico an extra boost within the conservative wing and keeps him farther from the middle. The statement of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party for a meeting on Tuesday, will decide the extent to which Fico will sacrifice his chances to be a center-right candidate to be openly the Uribe that is blessed.