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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential candidate for Colombia. Although it’s not the first time his name is mentioned on electoral cards – he was an elected Medellin mayor and councilor in the past – this is his first time at a national election. With more than two million votes cast in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance they see him as an attractive candidate for conservative movements and those who are concerned about the leftist presidency. Fico (47-year old Fico) is the main opposition to Gustavo Petro. The Historic Pact movement, as well as Gustavo Petro, was one the winners of the last night’s elections, which established who will represent the three major political parties.

The campaign for president is just beginning. The question of whether the former mayor of Medellin is the real opposition to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and negotiations he makes from now on. He will need to unify the right, and also conquer the middle electorate that was weak and devoid of an effective leader on Sunday. To achieve this, he would need to avoid the same thing he has avoided until now, being in the same picture with the former president Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first time in the past 20 years, there is an open acceptance of uribism rather than adding, can subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. needs to make an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) – Uribe’s political party, but at the same time , he will have to convince the center that it is required to decide where it is going,” says Yann Basset, researcher and professor at the University of Rosario.

On the way to joining forces with the CD which is where uribism is a major issue, this Monday Fico has already achieved its first triumph. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate for that party’s presidential run. Now we will have to wait and see if the Uribismo collective who is without a representative, will do the same. Uribe could show his support by being transparent and convincing his voters with classic issues of the Colombian Right. The speech he delivered about “security” and “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the land” has already showed that he has added voters. verified it this Sunday during the consultation on elections similar to what he did when he was in the mayor’s office of the capital of Antioquia, where he was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. While visiting Arauca in Colombia, which is one of the most violent regions, Fico said that “the bandits are in prison” or “in a grave”. Fico knows very well what Colombian law prefers. But that won’t be for Fico. says, “We aren’t in 2018, where the fear of being left-wing was a success,” According to the analyst the fact that the image of Alvaro Uribe is no longer one of the leaders which the country has seen since 2002 the time Uribe was elected president for the first time. Also, that his political party that is the CD which is currently going through a rough patch, could make Fico not receive or even openly Uribe’s approval. However, this doesn’t suggest that the Uribismo votes aren’t enough for Gutierrez. It could be because they’re lower than table. Uribism was a factor in the success in the coalition. Basset warns that now his ability as negotiator is going to be limited. “To convince the right, but to not spend everything on this alliance, is his test.” On this relationship between the former president and Fico an analyst Andres Mejia Vergnaud says “the biggest problem for Federico Gutierrez is that he wants the votes of Uribismo, but without the picture with Uribe as it doesn’t suit him to be his candidate”.

Gustavo Petro (left) is the only leader. Gustavo Petro (right) remains the one who is who is preparing for the presidential election unless Fico (if negotiations are successful) persuades Fico to let him go and offer him his backing. Rodolfo who was an independent candidate and is still in the race. must include the achievements of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder, Rodolfo Hernandez if he intends to combat petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to do before he can even consider the possible presidential formula names but he has the support of other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not just a little. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are also with him. David Barguil is the leader of Conservative party. is a Christian party woman who votes in accordance with the church’s lectern.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and won the biggest right-wing vote of more than two million votes. It also has the support of the U Party. has a strong vote in legislative with just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to support Fico. He didn’t leave Sunday’s elections without taking the opportunity to pretend his defeat and keep out of a battle for votes of those on the left. This gives Fico an edge in a specific area of conservatism. But this also shields him from potential votes from the center. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chance at the center for the privilege of being the most blessed by Uribe.