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Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential candidate in Colombia. This isn’t the first time his name has appeared on the electoral ballot. In fact, he was both the councilor and mayor of Medellin. was his first national election. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They believe he could be a candidate for the conservative movement. Fico (47-year old Fico) is the principal opponent of Gustavo Petro. The Historic Pact movement, along with Gustavo Petro, was one the winners of last night’s election which determined who will represent the three main political parties.

The presidential election has only begun. The question of whether Medellin’s former mayor can be the true anti-porrismo force will be contingent on the alliances are formed and the talks which he engages in. He will not only have to unite all of the right under his name, but he will have to conquer a part of the electorate of the center, which on Sunday was deflated and lacking a strong leadership. He must avoid, as he has so far, being in the same photograph alongside Alvaro Uribe. Today, acceptance of uribsm has now been expressed in a public manner. Now, it is possible to subtract instead of add and this is the first time it has occurred in 20 years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He’ll need to create an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s party. But he must also convince the center that it is the one to decide on where the alliance goes,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

The first victory of Fico was achieved this week as it began to form an alliance with CD, in which uribism is a prime target. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate for the party’s presidential candidacy. The next step is to see if all of Uribismo who was left without one, supports his candidature. Uribe should be open to his support and seek to persuade his electorate with the old issues of Colombian right. This shouldn’t be difficult. His speech about “security” as well as “order”, “opportunities”, and “love the country” already proved that he is a good addition to voters. confirmed it on Sunday during the consultation on elections similar to what he did when he worked in the office of the mayor in the capital city of Antioquia and was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. While on a recent trip to Arauca that has been difficult hit by violence He said that the bandits were either in prison or in graves. Fico knows exactly what Colombian law likes. But it won’t suffice for Fico.

“We aren’t in the year 2018, where the fear of the left was effective, but this time the electorate is not moved by fear,” Basset points out. According to the analyst, the fact that the figure of Alvaro Uribe is not one of the leaders that the country had seen in 2002 the time Uribe was elected president the first time, and that his political party, the CD which is currently going through a rough patch and could see Fico be unable to receive, at least openly, Uribe’s approval. The vote of Uribismo are still important to Gutierrez. Uribism contributed to the victory [in the coalition]. Basset warns that his ability to negotiate is now being measured. He must convince the right, but not entirely on this 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 support the president, but with Uribe as a photo the image doesn’t work for the man.”

On the left there’s only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right there is still a man who is heading towards the presidential elections until Fico – – again, should he be able to reach an agreement – convinces him to resign and offer him support. Rodolfo, who ran independently and is still in the race. Gutierrez should include in his list the former mayor Bucaramanga the billionaire builder who was able to do well in the polls due to his speech against corruption using a light-hearted voice.

Gutierrez has a lot of work ahead of him before he is even considering names for the presidential formula. However, what Gutierrez has already is the backing of the other candidates for the leadership of the Team for Colombia alliance. This isn’t a small sum. Two former mayors Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are with him. David Barguil, the leader and the founder of the Conservative party is along with Aydee Zarazo, Aydee Lizarazo of a Christian Party, who frequently vote according to her church’s orders.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and it won the largest right-wing vote, with over two million votes. It also has the backing of the U Party. This party has a strong legislative vote with less than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t hesitate until after the results of Sunday’s election to accept his loss ahead of a potential conflict with votes from the right. provides Fico an additional push into a conservative segment, while keeping him further from the middle. Alvaro Uribe from the past, who called his party to a gathering Tuesday night, said that Fico might be putting at risk his chance of becoming a center-party leader in exchange for being publicly in love with Uribe.