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Since the night of Sunday Federico Fico Gutierrez had been the most reliable candidate for the presidency of Colombia. Even though his name appears on an electoral card for the first times as Medellin’s councilor and mayor – it is his first test during national elections. In the last election, he received over 2 million votes in the Team for Colombia alliance. These voters place him as an ideal candidate for the conservative movements. Fico (47 years old) is now the most prominent opponent of Gustavo Petro. His victory with the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most well-known political figures in Colombia. is just starting. How the ex-mayor from Medellin will be able to fight petrismo and form alliances with other countries will determine the success of his campaign. He won’t just be required to bring together all of the rights of the right in his banner however, he must also to conquer a part of the electorate of the center, who has been depressed and without a remarkable leadership. He would have to avoid, as he has so far, being in the same photograph alongside Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first time in 20 years, there is an open support of uribism, instead of adding, can reduce. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must form an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) – Uribe’s party – but at the same time , he must convince the center, which is required to decide where it’s going,” says Yann Basset, analyst and professor at the University of Rosario.

Fico’s first triumph was announced this week as it was moving towards the alliance with CD which is in which uribism is a prime target. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga who was previously the presidential aspirant was able to step aside and acknowledge his few opportunities to compete with him. Now we will examine if the whole Uribismo collective – which has been left without an elected representative – follows suit. Particularly if Uribe declares his support publicly and tries to convince his electorate with the most basic concerns of the Colombian right, which will not be so difficult for Uribe. His remarks of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of the fatherland” already demonstrated that he adds votes. He verified it this Sunday with the electoral consultation similar to what he did when he was in the mayor’s office of the capital city of Antioquia in which he was known as the sheriff of Medellin. He stated, “The bandits were either dead or in prison,” while he was traveling to Arauca, a region that is particularly prone to violence. Fico knows what the Colombian right wing is a fan of however it won’t be enough for Fico.

Basset states that we are not in a time when the fear of a Left was effective. “This time the people don’t feel scared.” Basset says Fico could not get Uribe’s blessing because of the fact that Alvaro Uribe isn’t the absolute leader the country has had since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. The vote of Uribismo remain important to Gutierrez. Uribism helped in the win in the coalition. Basset warns that his ability as negotiator is going be limited. “To persuade the right to not spend all of his money on the alliance, will be his goal.” Andres Méjia Vergnaud comments on the relationship between Fico’s former president and Fico. He says that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photos because it isn’t appropriate for him to be his candidate.

Gustavo Petro, the leader of the left is the only person who can lead, but Gustavo Petro, the leader of the right, is heading for the presidency. If Fico is able to convince him – should this be possible – convinces him not to step away and back his. Rodolfo Sanchez, who ran on his own, is still in the race. must mention the accomplishments of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and billionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez, if will fight against petrismo.

Gutierrez has lots of work to do before he is even considering names for the presidential formula. However, what Gutierrez has already is the support from the other candidates for the presidency of the Team for Colombia alliance. This isn’t just a small number of. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are with him; David Barguil is the leader of the Conservative party. Aydee Lizarazo is a Christian party woman who casts her vote as instructed from his church’s lectern.

Along with the reformed Conservative Party, it was the most popular right-wing party in Congress with more than 2 million votes. The U Party also supported it with a stunning turnout of less than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t take long after Sunday’s elections to accept his loss in the face of a possible confrontation with the votes for the right. However, this provides Fico an extra push within the conservative wing and keeps him farther from the middle. What former president Alvaro Uribe says, who called his party to a meeting on Tuesday is the most important point to know in the event that Fico risks his chances to be a center-right candidate in exchange for being openly the blessing of Uribe.