Federico Gutierrez, the winner and candidate for the Team for Colombia consultation. , the ex-mayor of Medellin was elected the center-right candidate. He received more than 1.7million votes.

Federico Gutierrez, who was born in Medellin in 1975, was the former mayor of Medellin. As a councilor for the local area, Gutierrez was a Municipal Youth Councilor as well as Municipal Planning Councilor in Medellin since 2003. Gutierrez is an civil Engineer by profession from the University of Medellin and from that same university he holds the degree of a Specialist in Senior Management , and a third in Political Science from the Pontifical Bolivarian University.

Federico Gutierrez did not just be concerned with politics in his professional life. In was his job as a Consultant at the HGI Consultores company and a Resident Engineer with the Company Vifasa S.A. and construction company. In private, he advocates and says that his family is the most important thing. He’s married to an unmarried woman and has two children.

He backed Sergio Fajardo as mayor and Alonso Salazar later in his councilman’s career. He reached the Mayor’s Office of Medellin, changing his goal in 2015. However, as with all the Hidroituango mayors, he faced corruption. Daniel Coronell published an investigation that found him to be guilty of corruption and keeping his cash in tax havens.

In , he’s confronted the former mayors he supported and recently mentioned “I am in solidarity with those who are in the report, as I don’t think one makes this kind of decision in order to ensure that a diversion tunnel is built and one is in solidarity , and what certain sectors do is attack by the political strategy”.

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The so-called Experience coalition, which eventually evolved into the Team for Colombia, was formed in October 2021. Federico Gutierrez, being the center right coalition, was the one to win the election. Paola, a Democratic Center representative, was able to support Federico in his campaign for a second term.

He also repeatedly said that his system of government was from public management for the citizens, and that politics is a profession. With the second highest vote, behind Gustavo Petro, ‘Fico’, as he says he prefers to be called is the representative of the right in Antioquia.