Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez had been the most solid candidate for the presidency of Colombia. This isn’t the first time that his name has appeared on the election ballot. In fact, he served as the city’s mayor and councilor in Medellin. This was his first national election. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two million votes. They believe he could be a candidate of the conservative movements. Fico (Medellin 47 years old) or as he’s called, has been as of last night and is right now is the primary adversary of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the top three candidates on the election day that defined who will be the representatives of the three main political parties.
https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_user.php?userid=9459830 is just beginning and whether the former mayor of Medellin succeeds in becoming the real counterweight to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and agreements that he develops from now on. He won’t be expected to bring all the right-wing forces under his leadership, but also must take on a portion of the electorate in the center which has been slashed on Sunday without any extraordinary leadership. In order to do that it is necessary to continue avoiding, as he has done until now by not being in the same picture with former President Alvaro Uribe. For the first time in the past 20 years, open support for uribism is now possible rather than subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to make an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) – Uribe’s party . But in the meantime, he must convince the center that it is required to decide on where it is heading,” says Yann Basset an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario.
Fico that is a coalition partner with the CD in which uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first conquest on the road to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stepped aside and acknowledged his limited chances of competing with his. He expressed his assistance. We’ll check to see if the Uribismo group, which was left without a representative since Monday, offers its support. Uribe is likely to support his candidate in public and convince his electorate through his presentation of the issues of the Colombian left. This shouldn’t be a problem for him. The speech he delivered about “security”, “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the country” already proved that he is a good addition to voters. http://ezproxy.cityu.edu.hk/login?url=https://www.portafolio.co/elecciones-2022/discurso-fico-gutierrez-tras-ganar-coalicion-de-equipo-por-colombia-562882 confirmed it on Sunday by participating in the election consultation, as he did before when he worked in the municipal office of the capital city of Antioquia in which he was known as the sheriff of Medellin. He claimed, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was traveling to Arauca an area that is particularly prone to violence. Fico understands well the Colombian legal system, but that will not be enough.
Basset said the fact that “We’re not in the year 2018 when the fear from the left had worked,” and that the electorate isn’t being swayed by fear this time around. According to the analyst, it is evident that the profile of Alvaro Uribe is no longer the leader with absolute power that the nation had in 2002 the time Uribe was elected president for the first time. Also, that his own party, the CD which is currently going through a difficult time and could see Fico be unable to receive or even openly Uribe’s support. The support of Uribismo are still important to Gutierrez. Uribism is also the reason for the victory in the coalition. Now his ability as a negotiator is measured by his ability to convince the right but not to invest everything for the alliance,” Basset warns. Andres Méjia Vergnaud reflects on the relationship between Fico’s former president and Fico. He claims that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photos because it isn’t the right thing for him to be his candidate.
Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, while Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he is able to negotiate – will convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo who ran as an independent and is still in the race. Gutierrez must mention the accomplishments of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and billionaire builder, Rodolfo Hernandez, if will fight against petrismo.
Gutierrez has plenty to sit down to negotiate before even thinking about names for his potential presidential strategy, but what he already has is the backing of the other candidates competing for the top spot in the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not small. He has by his side two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and a woman named Aydee Lizarazo. They are members of the Christian party who typically votes judiciously as ordered from the lectern of his church.
Alongside the stronger Conservative Party (which won the largest vote among right-wing forces for Congress and more than two millions votes), it also has the sympathy and support of the U Party, which had an exceptional vote at the legislative level, with less than one million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to stand with Fico. He didn’t quit the elections on Sunday without taking the opportunity to play down his defeat and keep out of a battle for votes of the right. This is a way to give Fico some momentum in a specific area of conservatism. But this also shields him from potential votes from the centre. Alvaro Uribe (ex-President) summoned his party to a gathering on Monday to find out whether Fico might risk his chances of being a center-right candidate in return for being openly felicitated by Uribe.