Fico Gutierrez and Petro’s phrases: Petro is friend of FARC. Chavista. Expropriator

With a total vote amounting to 2 ‘160.329., Fico Gutierrez won the Sunday’s vote by the Team for Colombia’. This is equal to 54.1% from the total votes deposited within the internal electoral processes of the coalition.

Gutierrez was present during the presidential debate for the first time candidates following the legislative elections. He was judged against Gustavo Petro, the winner of the Historic Pact consultation, as and Ingrid Betancourt – an independent candidate. These were his answers.

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Importance of Sunday’s election results

The first issue of the debate was to look at Sunday’s election result. “It seems to me that there’s just one foot on the other side in round two, which is the political reality. Fico stated that he hoped that the team would unite and prevail in the first round. “A significant portion of the country’s fate is at stake.”

After that issue it was suggested that the possibility of winning the initial round was aired in which the presidential candidate from Team for Colombia pointed out: “The numbers speak for the numbers. Our coalition was only three months of age. We are only a few seconds away from. With just one million votes remaining in the Historic Pact it is quite evident who we are and who is able to go to the next stage and take on these authoritarian and populist projects, like Petro.

Petro Answers to Tough Questions

Federico Gutierrez challenged Gustavo Petro’s decision to not include Piedad Cordoba on the list. “How can you declare that you will not accept any corrupt individual on the list, if Piedad Cordoba is negotiating with so many kidnapped and has joined the Chavez government, which is a danger to Colombia?” Fico affirmed his solidarity with Ingrid Betancourt who accused Cordoba “trading as kidnapping”.

Gutierrez then criticized Petro and said he was “friend of FARC”.

“Those who attacked others, those who kidnapped or killed, are the ones who have the right to peace. We are the masters of conflict.” I have had a weapon that was different from yours throughout my life. I have moral authority for peace negotiations and will ensure that the FARC as well as friends and allies to comply, as they have not adhered to the peace agreement.

Zuluaga is located in the Gutierrez camp

Gutierrez next discussed Oscar Ivan Zuluaga arriving to his campaign. I assured him that I was thankful for the personal position. I would like to meet with him. He also said that he did not support Uribe but the candidate will continue to declare his support.

He added that “Those of us who are fighting for democracy must stand together.” I’ll meet with teachers. With the cooperative sector they are going show the country an overall plan and show how we can contribute to it. , in middle of the debate, criticized Ingrid Betancourt, “who is insisting that there is only one good, and that everyone else is corrupt or bad.”

She reproached the candidate by telling him, “You don’t need to me to tell you that I have bad intents because I haven’t had a single corruption scandal and I’ve done an appropriate policy.” If I am elected president, which I am, I will unite. While I’m not sure which of them are on the left or right, I intend to govern with the best.

Ingrid then made accusations against him that he was “being supported” by machines such as Los Char and Dilian Francisca Toro. He added, “I am a man who has character.” I’ll make many alliances, however, I have the character not to allow the corruption or violence to take place,” he said.

“Petro is playing dumb”

Federico Gutierrez, in an attempt to highlight Gustavo Petro, stated that the candidate is accompanied by Armando Beenedetti, a former senator who has started a process of extermination. When did not receive any response, he declared that the candidate for Historic Pact “always plays stupid.”

What does a health candidate offer?

The former Medellin mayor presented his vision for a nation’s health system “Ideology shouldn’t prevail. There must be dignity in our health services. We’ll end the waits, promote prevention and health, articulation with IPS and EPS and implement the Siga system. The model makes use of triage to determine where you’ll be treated based on your health condition.

He stated that it was necessary to improve conditions for health staff and to “ensure that they have linkage guarantees” and made clear that he would not end EPS however, he will enhance the system in order to provide healthcare. He also stated that any EPS that DOES not perform is removed.

Relations with America

Answer the question: Are you willing to reconsider your relationship with the United States? Gutierrez stated that he would keep a positive, bipartisan relationship with the United States. Certain issues need to be reconsidered. We plan to consolidate a system that has production in the nation. This will create a stronger commercial and political relations.

UU is today’s problem in the U.S. It forces us understand that the world is changing, and that the U.S. is a country that is able to produce more food, but also export quality goods abroad.

Gutierrez took the opportunity to launch another bid to Petro: “The blockades, which you Petro demanded to shut down the roads, have had an impact on the price of food. He claimed that people frequently think about why eggs and chicken cost so much because they were obstructed by roads.

Gutierrez repeatedly insisted that Petro “is planning to take over” and emphasized that, under his government cheap loans will be provided to peasants, the irrigation districts will be strengthened, and the rights of landownership will be protected.

Questions for candidates

Federico Gutierrez answered the Duque and Uribe governments by declaring: “I am sure that from August 7 onwards all things will be independent of the government. I will maintain it and, if not, I will improve.”

He added, “The concept of security is crucial, but integral and I’d like to blend them with the social.” Social investment will help three helicopters arrive in zones of conflict if military forces need to be present.

Gutierrez wrote a critique about Petro. He stated that Petro provided them with the assistance they need through Families in Action. Take a look at Venezuela and you’ll see the Chavez model.

Pension debate

Gutierrez suggested to enhance pensions, “to transfer the state’s capability to the territory entities to help strengthen the capital in fixed assets like schools or roads.” He also stated that there were 20 million pesos worth worth of mafia assets which can be managed by the government.

He stated that he will introduce a law to permit the appointment of more domain-extinction judges and prosecutors, so that the funds can be used for health and education as well as pensions for three million who have a pension. He also said that “the resources exist but you have to find them.”

What about appointments with the Pope during the campaign?

The debate was focused on visits by candidates Gustavo Petro (and Rodolfo Gutierrez) to Pope Francis. Fico Gutierrez suggested that those who plan to visit Pope Francis not doing it because they don’t have any idea about him. Although I am familiar with the Pope, my visit today is with Colombians. Actually, I had already met him in Medellin during the papal visits , and I was able to listen to him very much that day.”

Relations with Venezuela

The discussion ended with the subject of Venezuela. Gutierrez pointed this out: “Maduro has had a relationship with Colombia through the FARC. Eln. dissidents. Piedad. Petro. I think Maduro cannot be recognized as an official government because it is a dictatorship. There is however a reality in the frontier.”

He explained that vehicular traffic is not a problem because of the problem of trade, which is occurring as a result of criminal groups that run an unregulated business. Maduro is not recognized as an official government, however the business decisions have to be made on the border.”

Gutierrez had a new fight with Petro as they discussed the issue. He stated that he would not defend his “allies” in reference to Russia and Syria and Venezuela.

He also decried the idea that Colombia will be cut off from oil and coal. “That’s the reason that renewable energy projects like wind and solar are being developed. Steps are being taken towards this, and we’re going to double the capacity.”

As a farewell, Gutierrez said a new puya “Petro You are Chavez and Maduro, but I are not Uribe or Duque. I will become the president of Colombians.