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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate has been the strongest. While his name appears on the electoral roll for the first times – he was Medellin’s mayor and councilor – this is his first attempt during national elections. There he won more than 2 million votes in the Team for Colombia alliance. This makes him an ideal candidate for the right-wing movements. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he’s referred to, is the main rival to Gustavo Petro. He was as part of the Historic Pact, one of three people who won the election which determined who would be the three major political forces.

The presidential campaign has just begun and the future of former Medellin mayor of Medellin will depend on the alliances he creates and the agreements he enters into. Not only will he need to bring all of the right to his name however, he must also to win over a portion of the electorate of the center, who on Sunday was deflated and lacking a strong leadership. In order to do that, he would need to avoid his past mistakes to date by not being in the same picture with former President Alvaro Uribe. Today, for only the second time in the last 20 years that he has been openly endorsed by Uribism instead of adding could reduce. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to make an alliance, on Uribe’s side and the Democratic Center. However, Gutierrez must convince Uribe, the center that must decide on its future direction.” Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

Fico that is in coalition with the CD where uribism is the main focus, has had its first triumph on the road to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stepped aside and acknowledged his limited chances of competing with him. He expressed his assistance. Now, we’ll see how many of Uribismo, which was without a candidate is in support of his candidature. Uribe can be seen publicly advocating for the cause, and trying to convince his electorate that he supports the Colombian right. Already, his remarks on “security”, order”, opportunities and love of our country has shown that he is adding votes. He confirmed it this Sunday during the consultation on electoral reform, as he did previously in Antioquia’s office of the mayor, where he was also known as the sheriff of Medellin. He stated, “The bandits were either dead or in prison,” while he was traveling to Arauca which is a region that is particularly prone to violence. Fico is well aware of the Colombian right’s preferences however that won’t suffice for him.

Basset said that “We’re not in the year 2018 where the fear of the left had worked,” and that the electorate has not been moved by fear this time. Basset claims that Fico is not likely to receive Uribe’s approval even if the Alvaro Uribe number is not the one the country has known since 2002 which was the year that Uribe became the president. However, this doesn’t mean that Uribismo’s opinions, even if they do not match the criteria don’t matter to Gutierrez. As was the case on Sunday or when he tried to reach Medellin’s mayor’s office, Uribe supported Gutierrez even when he was the presidential candidate for his party. Uribism also contributed to the victory. Basset warnsthat “Now his ability as an negotiator in winning the coalition] will be measured by his ability to convince the right people, and not to invest all on that alliance.” Andres Mesjia Vergnaud analyst, remarks on Fico’s relationship with the former president: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire to win the support of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe as it does not make sense for him to be his candidate.”

On the left, there is only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right is one man that is headed to the presidential race in the event that Fico is able to negotiate, or in the event that he is able to negotiate – convinces him to withdraw and give him his support. Rodolfo Hernandez remains in the race, despite having launched independently. Former mayor of Bucaramanga builter and millionaire who has succeeded in positioning himself well in the polls thanks to his anti-corruption speech with a humorous tone is one of the candidates Gutierrez will have to add to his list of achievements if he wants to give the fight to petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to talk about before even thinking about names for his possible presidential formula, but what he already has is the support of other candidates that were competing for the top spot in the Team for Colombia coalition. This isn’t a small sum. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are with him; David Barguil is the leader of the Conservative party. is a Christian party member who is able to vote as instructed from his church’s lectern.

In addition to the strengthened Conservative Party – it achieved the most votes of the right-wing elements for Congress with over two million votes, it has the sympathy of the U Party, which also enjoyed a strong vote in the legislative with just over a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to help Fico. He didn’t quit the elections on Sunday without taking the time to play down his defeat and keep out of a battle for votes of those on the left. This provides Fico an edge in a particular area of conservatism. However, prevents him from votes that could come from the center. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide whether he wants to risk his chance at the center in order to enjoy the opportunity to be fortunate recipient of Uribe’s blessings.