Federico Gutierrez the presidential candidate is clear that votes are taken from the streets. There are only 32 days to the opening round of the presidential election, and he’s promising to take on Gustavo Petro, who is his main rival, for the House of Narino vote in the second round.
Gutierrez visited Boyaca on Saturday, a holy area which Petro went to on Friday. The former mayor and current candidate for the center right came to Tunja to have a meeting with academics, businessmen and farmers and peasants.
Fico’s main meeting was held at Tunja Convention Center. There, he met with a large group of citizens who backed Fico at the polls on May 29 2009.
Federico shared his Twitter message that included ruana as well as hundreds of other Colombians supporting the candidate for the Team for Colombia. Federico thanked Tunja residents and declared that “we’re going to prevail everyone of us. We’ll be running for president to transform and unify Colombia.” He then recorded a swarm of people who backed him, and continued to rally.
“Happy at Boyaca!” Through closeness, and being the President of the people we can build an orderly country with possibilities; a nation that is where dreams come true,” he wrote.
The second person who voted reached the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquira along the way. This spot is strategically placed is where dozens of followers and faithful from all over the nation gather every weekend. In the the eyes of his followers and those waiting to receive the morning Eucharist the leader of the center-right kneeled and offered himself to the Virgin Mary.
“I requested Virgin to guide me with wisdom. He told me that he sought his help for my family and for all the families in Colombia.
At this point, the presidential candidate also took a video recording of his visit. When he entered the area, he met many people who embraced the president. He also wore the official outfit of the Colombian municipality.
Gutierrez was at the religious temple wearing the traditional Boyacan Ruana as well as the Medal of the Virgin de Chiquinquira on the chest. The gesture of devotion was something he has been showing throughout his campaign. Three weeks ago, Antioquian visited Jericho Antioquia and gathered in the birthplace Mother Laura, who has been canonized by Pope Francis.
In Chiquinquira the candidate took the opportunity to meet the locals and advance some announcements in the event of arriving at the presidential palace. “Key issues in Chiquira are the provision of water to all citizens, the construction and maintaining roads (especially Ruta des Comuneros & the Ubate-Chiquinquira Section) as well as tourism as a means of creating jobs and sustainable development.” Other issues were addressed by the head of the paisa.
Fico Gutierrez talked about work. He stated that Tunja is the second-highest percentage of unemployment in the country. His government plan seeks to create “about 21,000 new jobs and at least 300 new companies in Boyaca”.
He also stated that sustainable mobility needs to be developed within the department. He said that establishing the Strategic Public Transport System was the top priority. He said he would continue to work to construct roads as well as cycling routes.
He also sent an appeal to the growers of the field as well as the potato “Peasants and the farmers of Boyaca: we will work to create more possibilities and earnings for you and re-dignify the field,” reads his most recent tweet. Gutierrez is still reaching to the Colombians. He’ll share his government plan with them and try to make a mark in the next Sunday’s elections.