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

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

Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most solid presidential candidate of the Colombian in the last few days, starting on Sunday night. This isn't the first time his name has appeared on the electoral ballot. In fact, he served as the city's mayor and councilor in Medellin. This was his first national vote. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They believe he could be a candidate from the conservative movement. Fico Gutierrez Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he's known as, is the primary opponent to Gustavo Petro. He was, with the Historic Pact, one of three people who won the election which determined who would be the three most powerful political parties.

The presidential campaign just began and the future of former Medellin mayor in Medellin is contingent on the alliances he creates and the agreements he enters into. He will not only be expected to bring together the entire right under his control and also to conquer a section of the electorate in the center, which has been slashed on Sunday without any leadership that was remarkable. To achieve this it will be necessary to keep avoiding, as he has done until now, appearing in the same photo with former President Alvaro Uribe. For the first time in the past 20 years, the open acceptance of uribism instead of adding, could reduce. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must form an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) - Uribe's party . But at the same time , he will have to convince the center that it is required to decide on where it is going," says Yann Basset an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario.

On the way to joining forces with the CD, in which uribism is the most prevalent issue This Monday Fico has already won its first victory. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga who was an aspirant to the presidency, stepped aside to acknowledge the few chances he had to compete with him. Now we will see if the entire Uribismo group - which is without an elected representative - does the same. Uribe should be willing to his supporters and try to convince his supporters with the old questions of Colombian right. Fico Gutierrez It shouldn't be difficult. The speech he delivered about "security", “order", "opportunities", and "love the country" already demonstrated that he adds voters. This was confirmed by the electoral consult, just as previously in the Antioquia mayor's office. "The bandits in jail or in graves"" Fico said when he visited Arauca, an area especially hit by violence. Fico knows what Colombian rights like however that's not enough.érrez "We are not in 2018 where the fear of the left was effective, but this time the electorate is not moved by fear," Basset points out. Basset argues that Fico may not be able to get Uribe's approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe has not been able to claim the title of leader absolute since 2002, the year that the nation chose him as president. However, this doesn't suggest that the Uribismo votes aren't enough for Gutierrez. This could be due to the fact that they are lower than the table. Uribism was a factor in the success in the coalition. The ability of his negotiator is measured by his ability to persuade the right, but not to spend everything for that alliance," Basset warns. In relation to this alliance between the former president and Fico the expert Andres Mejia Vergnaud explains "the greatest challenge for Federico Gutierrez is that he would like the support of Uribismo but not the photo with Uribe since it doesn't suit him to be his candidate".

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, and Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can reach a compromise - will persuade Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernandez, who launched independently, is still in the race. Gutierrez should include the achievements of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez, if he intends to combat petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to work on before he's able to even think about the possible presidential formula names but he has the support of the other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. It's not all that. The two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo Aydee Zarazo, a Christian leader of the party, who vote judiciously in accordance with the guidelines of the lectern of his church.

In addition to the strengthened Conservative Party - it achieved the biggest vote of right-wing forces for Congress with over two million votes -, it has the sympathy of the U Party, which also had an outstanding vote in the legislative , with more than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga did NOT have to wait until the results of Sunday's election to announce his loss. The statement of Alvaro Uribe, the former President, which summoned his party for a meeting Tuesday, will determine whether Fico is willing to sacrifice his chances to be a center-right candidate to be openly the blessed Uribe.