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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most steady presidential candidate in Colombia. While it’s not the first time that his name appears on an electoral card – he has been mayor and councilor in Medellin – his first test in a national election which he won more than two million votes inside the Team for Colombia coalition, they have him listed as a desired candidate of the conservative parties or those who feel scared about an open-minded presidency. Fico (47 year aged Medellin) is at the time, Gustavo Petro’s primary opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the top candidates in the elections that determined the representatives of the three most powerful political forces were.

The presidential campaign has just begun and the fate of the former mayor in Medellin will hinge on the alliances that he forms and the talks he gets into. Not only will he need to bring all of the right under his name and name, but also to conquer a part of the electorate of the center, who has been depressed and lacking a strong leadership. would have to avoid his record of far, being photographed with Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first time in the past 20 years, the public acceptance of uribism instead of adding, could subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He will need to form an alliance to the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s party. However, he will have to convince the center which has to decide where it goes,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

As it moves towards an alliance with the CD, in which uribism is a major issue on Monday, Fico has already achieved its first conquest. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate of the party’s presidential candidacy. Now it will be fascinating to see if Uribismo’s whole group that is now without a representative, follows in his footsteps. Uribe can be seen publicly in support of the cause and trying to convince his voters that he’s in favor of the Colombian right. His remarks on “security” as well as “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the land” has already proved that he is a good addition to voters. On Sunday, he confirmed it at the electoral consultation. He did this before while in Antioquia as the city’s mayor. He stated, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was visiting Arauca an area that is particularly prone to violence. Fico knows very well what Colombian law likes. But it won’t suffice for him.

Basset says, “We aren’t in 2018 in which the fear of the left has was a success,” Basset says Fico could not receive Uribe’s blessing because of the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the only leader that the country has seen since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. But this does not mean that the votes of Uribismo even if they fall below the table, are not indispensable to Gutierrez, as happened this Sunday, or in his first attempt to reach the city’s mayor’s office in Medellin, when Uribe was a supporter of him, even more than the candidate from his party. Uribism was a factor in the success [in the coalition]. Basset warns “Now his ability as an negotiator in winning the coalition] will be measured in the ability to convince the right and not spend the entire time on the alliance.” Andres Medjia Vergnaud commented on the relationship of the former president and Fico. “The biggest issue of Federico Gutierrez’s is that he would like Uribismo to vote for the president, but with Uribe as a picture the image doesn’t work for him.”

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, while Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he can negotiate – will convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernández who was uninvolved, is still running. of Bucaramanga builter and millionaire, who managed to position himself very effectively in the polls, thanks to his speech against corruption in a light-hearted language, is a man that Gutierrez must include on his list of accomplishments if he wants to give the fight to petrismo.

Gutierrez has plenty of work to complete before he is even considering the names of his presidential formula. But what Gutierrez already has is backing of the other candidates for the presidency of the Team for Colombia alliance. It’s not a small amount. He has by his side two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and an individual woman named Aydee Lizarazo, of an Christian party, who normally is a judicious voter, as directed from the lectern in his church.

The Conservative Party has been strengthened – it received the largest vote from right-wing forces with more that two million votes. Furthermore the U Party has shown sympathy for the Conservative Party. They also received an impressive vote, just over one million votes for the legislative. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who didn’t let a long time pass after Sunday’s elections in order to accept his defeat before a possible confrontation for the votes of the right will give Fico the chance to push forward within the conservatism sector, but distances Fico from possible votes from the middle. The words of former President Alvaro Uribe says, who called his party for a meeting on Tuesday is the most important information needed to decide whether Fico risks his chances to be a center-right candidate by being the blessed of Uribe.