Fico Gutierrez: The risk of him becoming "Uribe's presidential candidate."

Fico Gutierrez: The risk of him becoming "Uribe's presidential candidate."

Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential candidate for Colombia. This isn't the first time that his name has appeared on an election ballot. In fact, he served as the mayor and councilor of Medellin. was his first national vote. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They consider him to be a candidate of the conservative movement. Fico (47-year old Fico) is the primary opponent of Gustavo Petro. The Historic Pact movement, as well as Gustavo Petro, was one the winners of the last night's elections which determined who will represent the three main political forces.

The presidential campaign is just beginning. If the former mayor of Medellin will be a true counterweight to petrismo depends on the alliances and agreements he makes in the coming days. He will not only need to unite all the right under his banner, but he will also have to conquer some of the center's electorate which has been, as of Sunday, disintegrated and lacking remarkable leadership. He'll have to maintain his distance from the previous president Alvaro Urbine, something that is not something he's done previously. Today, for the first time in 20 years, open support for uribism is now possible instead of subtract. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) - Uribe's party - but at the same time , he will have to persuade the center that it will have to decide where it's heading," says Yann Basset, analyst and professor at the University of Rosario.

On to an alliance with the CD, which is where uribism is a major issue, this Monday Fico has already achieved its first conquest. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former presidential candidate, decided to retire, acknowledged the few alternatives available to compete against him, and offer his support. Now we will have to see if the entire Uribismo collective that is without a representation, does the same. Uribe is seen clearly supporting the cause and trying to convince his electorate that he is a supporter of the Colombian right. His remarks of "security", "order", "opportunities" and "love of the fatherland" already showed him that he adds votes. confirmed this with the consultation on elections, as previously in the Antioquia mayor's office. He said, "The bandits were either in prison or grave," while he was visiting Arauca an area that is particularly prone to violence. Fico knows well what the Colombian right wing is a fan of, but it will not be enough for Fico.

Basset states that we are not in 2018 when the fear of a left-wing government has worked as well. "This time the voters do not feel fear." Basset says Fico would not be able to get Uribe's approval even if the Alvaro Uribe number is not the one we have seen since 2002 in the year 2002, when Uribe was elected president. Although does not mean that the votes of Uribismo, even if they fall below the table, are not indispensable to Gutierrez such as what happened on Sunday, or in his first effort to gain access to the city's mayor's office in Medellin and the city of Medellin, where Uribe did not hesitate to support him over the candidate from his party. contributed to the victory of the coalition. Basset warns that right now, his ability as negotiator is likely to be limited. "To convince the right, but not to spend all of his money on the alliance, will be his measure." Andres Medjia vergnaud made a comment about the relationship between the former president and Fico. "The most difficult issue of Federico Gutierrez's is that he would like Uribismo to vote for the president, but with Uribe as a picture, it doesn't suit him."

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, however, Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he is able to negotiate - will convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernandez, who ran on his own, is currently running. Former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire, who been able to present himself effectively in the polls, thanks to his anti-corruption speech in a lighthearted manner, is a man that Gutierrez should include in his list of accomplishments should he decide to put up the battle to petrismo. has plenty to discuss before even thinking about names for his potential presidential formula. But, he does have the support of the other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. This isn't just a small number of. Two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his companions. David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party) as well as Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who is a member of the church).

The Conservative Party has been strengthened by receiving the biggest votes from right-wing parties with more than two million votes. Furthermore, the U Party has shown sympathy for the Conservative Party. They also received an impressive voteof just over one million votes, for the legislative. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to help Fico. He didn't go home from Sunday's election without taking the time to pretend his defeat and avoid a confrontation for the votes with those on the left. This is a way to give Fico some momentum in a particular sector of conservatism. But it also prevents him from votes that could come from the center. Alvaro Uribe from the past and who invited his party to a meeting Tuesday night, said that Fico might risk the possibility of becoming a center-party leader as a result of being openly blessed with Uribe.

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