Fico Gutierrez - the risk of becoming "Uribe’s Candidate"

Fico Gutierrez - the risk of becoming "Uribe’s Candidate"

Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most reliable presidential candidate of the Colombian in the last few days, starting on Sunday night. is not his first time appearing in an electoral roll. The former mayor was a councilor and mayor of Medellin. His first attempt in national elections in which he got more than 2 millions votes from the Team for Colombia coalition, made him the preferred candidate of conservative groups. Fico (47 years old) is now the main opposition to Gustavo Petro. His victory with the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most prominent politicians in Colombia.

The presidential campaign is only starting. The way the former mayor from Medellin is able to combat petrismo, forge alliances with other nations will determine his chances of success. It is not enough to bring all right-wingers under his banner, but must also conquer some of the center's electorate which has been, as of Sunday, demoralized and lacking leadership. To do this, he has to continue to avoid, just as he does so far with AlvaroUribe. image. The current open support for uribism is a first in the last 20 years. Instead of adding, it could subtract. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to make an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) - Uribe's party . But at the same time , he is going to have to convince the center that it will have to decide where it's heading," says Yann Basset who is an researcher and professor at the University of Rosario.

Fico, which is a coalition partner with the CD in which uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first victory in the process of forming an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stepped aside and acknowledged his limited chances of competing with him. provided his assistance. We'll examine if the entire Uribismo group who was without a representative since Monday, is willing to offer its support. Particularly, if Uribe is willing to openly support and try to convince voters of the traditional issues of the Colombian right, which will not be so difficult for him. The speech he delivered of "security" as well as 'order' 'opportunities, and 'love of the country' have already demonstrated that Uribe is able to add votes. He verified it this Sunday by participating in the election consultation, as he did before when he worked in the mayor's office of the capital of Antioquia in which he was known as the sheriff of Medellin. When visited Arauca in Colombia, which is a particularly violent area, Fico said that "the bandits are in prison" or "in a grave". Fico knows well what the Colombian right wing is a fan of, but it will not suffice for him.

"We are not in 2018, when the fear of left was effective, but this time, voters are not influenced by fear," Basset points out. Basset points out that Fico might not get Uribe's approval because Alvaro Uribe is no longer a holder of the title of the absolute leader since 2002, when the country has elected him president. It doesn't mean Uribismo's vote, regardless of whether they are not in the top tier are not important to Gutierrez. As was the case on Sunday or in his attempt to reach Medellin's mayor's office, Uribe supported Gutierrez even while he was a candidate of his party. Uribism contributed to the victory of the coalition. Basset warns now that his ability in negotiations will be evaluated. Andres Méjia Vergnaud reflects on the relationship between the former Fico president and Fico. He says that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe pictures because it's not right for him to be his candidate.

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, however, Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can negotiate to persuade Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernández, an independent, is running. Gutierrez must include in his list of candidates the former mayor Bucaramanga the billionaire construction company owner who managed to do well in the polls due to his speech against corruption using a light-hearted voice.

Gutierrez is likely to have lots to negotiate before he thinks about formulas for the presidency. However what does have is the support and cooperation of the other candidates for the Team for Colombia presidency. 's not all that. There are by his side two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and a woman named Aydee Lizarazo, of the Christian party, who usually makes judicious decisions based on the instructions from the lectern in his church.

In addition to the strengthened Conservative Party - it achieved the most votes of the right-wing elements for Congress with more than two million votes, it also has the support of the U Party, which also had an outstanding vote in the legislative with more than a million votes. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who has not allowed a lot of time to go by after the elections on Sunday, to assume 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 him from votes that could be cast from the middle. The announcement of Alvaro Uribe, the former President, which summoned his party to a meeting Tuesday, will establish if Fico will sacrifice his chances in the center to be openly the Uribe that is blessed.