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Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential contender for Colombia. While it’s not the first time that his name is on an electoral card – in fact, he was a councilor and mayor of Medellin and his first attempt during a national vote which he won more than two million votes within the Team for Colombia coalition, they consider him to be an ideal candidate for the conservative parties or those who are frightened about an open-minded presidency. Fico (47-year-old Fico), who is his name, is the main opposition to Gustavo Petro. He was, with the Historic Pact, one of three candidates in the race which decided who would represent the three largest forces in politics.

The presidential election is just starting and whether or not the former mayor of Medellin is able to become the real counterweight to petrismo will be determined by the alliances and talks which he will be able to forge from this point on. It is not enough to unify all right-wing voters under his banner, but he will also need to win over an element of the electorate in the center that has been, as of Sunday, broken and lacking in leadership. He’ll have to maintain his distance from the former president Alvaro Urbine, something that is not something he’s done in the past. , support for uribism has been openly expressed. It is now possible to subtract instead of adding, which is the first time it has been done in the last 20 years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But he also must convince the center that it can determine where it will move,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at University of Rosario) says.

Fico achieved its first conquest this Monday , on its route to joining the CD. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stepped aside and acknowledged his limited chances of competing with his. He provided his support. It will be fascinating to see if Uribismo’s entire collective that has been left without any representative, follows his lead. Uribe can be seen publicly supporting the cause and trying to convince his voters that he is a supporter of the Colombian right. His speech of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of our country” already demonstrated that he adds votes. This was confirmed by the electoral consult, just as previously in Antioquia’s Mayor Office. On a recent visit to Arauca (an area which has been particularly impacted by violence) He said “The bandits are either in prison or in graves.” Fico is aware of what Colombian law likes. But it won’t suffice for him.

Basset said that “We’re not in 2018, when the fear from the left had worked,” and that the electorate isn’t being swayed by fear this time around. Analysts say that Fico may not receive Uribe’s approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his entire leadership role since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. The votes of Uribismo remain important to Gutierrez. Uribism is also responsible for this win within the coalition. Basset warns now that his ability in negotiations will be evaluated. Andres Méjia Vergnaud comments on the relationship between the former Fico president and Fico. states that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photos because it isn’t appropriate for Fico to be his presidential candidate.

Gustavo Petro is the only left-wing leader But Gustavo Petro is the only one on the right. Fico, if he is able to negotiate, can convince him to offer his support and to take a step back. Rodolfo Hernandez, who launched independently, is still in contention. The former mayor of Bucaramanga, a builder and millionaire who has managed to position himself very well in the polls due to his speech against corruption in a lighthearted manner and is a candidate Gutierrez must add to his list of achievements in order to win the fight to petrismo.

Gutierrez still has much to accomplish before he can even begin thinking about potential presidential formula names, however, he is supported by a number of other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not all that. from the past, 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 member who is able to vote as instructed from his church’s lectern.

Alongside the stronger Conservative Party (which won the most votes of right-wing groups for Congress, with more than two millions votes), it also has the sympathy and support of U Party, which had an outstanding vote at the legislature, winning just under one million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga did NOT have to wait until the results of Sunday’s election to declare his defeat. The statement of Alvaro Uribe, the former President, which summoned his party to meet Tuesday, will determine if Fico will be willing to give up his chances at the center to openly proclaim himself to be the Uribe who is blessed.