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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate, has been the strongest. This isn’t his first time appearing in an electoral roll. The former mayor was a mayor and councilor in Medellin. His first test in a national elections, where he received more than two million votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, made him a preferred candidate by conservative movements. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he’s referred to as, is the primary opposition to Gustavo Petro. He was in the Historic Pact, one of three winners in the election which determined who would be the three most powerful political parties.

The presidential campaign is only getting underway. from Medellin is able to combat petrismo, forge alliances and negotiate with foreign countries will determine the success of his campaign. He will have to not only unite the entire right, but also take on just a tiny fraction of the middle electorate, which was shattered on Sunday. To do this, he would need to continue avoiding his past mistakes until now, appearing in the same photograph with former President Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first time in 20 years, there is an open support for uribism, instead of adding, may subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), however, he must also try convince Uribe’s central.

On the way to an alliance with the CD which is where uribism is concentrated on Monday, Fico has already achieved its first conquest. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate for the party’s presidential bid. We will now see if the whole Uribismo group that was without a representative until Monday, is willing to offer its support. Uribe should be willing to his support and attempt to convince his supporters using the classic questions of Colombian right. This will not prove difficult. He has already demonstrated that he is able to increase votes by his remarks on “security”,” “order”, and “love for the country of his fathers”. He confirmed this with the consultation on elections, as previously in Antioquia’s Mayor Office. On a recent visit to Arauca which has been particularly violently impacted, he stated that the bandits are either locked up or dead. Fico is aware of what Colombian rights like but it’s not enough.

“We aren’t in the year the year 2018, when the fear of the left had worked, but this time, voters are not moved by fear,” Basset points out. Analysts say that Fico may not receive Uribe’s approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his entire leadership role from 2002, when Uribe was elected president. But this doesn’t suggest that the Uribismo votes are not enough to Gutierrez. This could be because they are less than the table. Uribism contributed to the victory [in the coalition]. Basset warns that now his ability as negotiator is going be limited. “To persuade the right to not invest all his resources in this alliance, is his goal.” On this relationship between former President Uribe and Fico, the expert Andres Mejia Vergnaud says “the greatest challenge for Federico Gutierrez is that he is seeking the votes of Uribismo however, he is not able to get the photo with Uribe as it doesn’t suit him to be his candidate”.

Gustavo Petro is the only leader on the left However, Gustavo Petro is the only one from the right. Fico, if he can negotiate, will convince him to provide his backing and then step aside. Rodolfo Hernandez, who ran independently, is still in the race. Gutierrez will be able to boast a list of accomplishments that include the former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire.

Gutierrez has plenty to discuss before even thinking about names for his possible presidential formula. But, he does have the support of the other candidates for the Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not just little. He has two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his companions; David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party); and Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who is a member of the church).

Alongside the strengthened Conservative Party – it achieved the most votes of the right-wing parties for Congress with over two million votes, it is also backed by the U Party, which also enjoyed a strong election in the legislature, winning less than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t hesitate for too long after the elections on Sunday to accept his defeat in the face of a possible conflict with votes from the right. This gives Fico an additional push within the conservative wing but keeps him far from the center. What former President Alvaro Uribe says, who summoned his party to a meeting on Tuesday and will be the final information needed to decide in the event that Fico takes a risk for a moderate position in exchange for being openly the blessed of Uribe.