Fico Gutierrez and Petro's words: Petro is friend of FARC. Chavista. Expropriator

Fico Gutierrez and Petro's words: Petro is friend of FARC. Chavista. Expropriator

The total number of votes amounted to '160.329., Fico Gutierrez won the Sunday's vote by the Team for Colombia'. votes, or 54.1 percent of the total deposit in the internal electoral process of the coalition.

Gutierrez was present during the first presidential debate candidates following the legislative election. He was compared to Gustavo Petro, who won the Historic Pact consultation, and Ingrid Betancourt, an independent candidate. These were his answers.

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Sunday's election results have great importance

The initial topic of the debate was to discuss the Sunday's election results. "It appears to me as if we're on the same side of the second round, which can be a fact of the moment. Fico said, "With humility, I called for us to come together and prevail in round one."

Following that discussion it was suggested that the possibility of winning the initial round was aired and the presidential candidate from Team for Colombia pointed out: "The numbers speak for themselves. Our coalition was the newest, it has been three months since it was formed. We are just seconds away, one million votes away from the Historic Pact. It's very obvious who we are and who we can face in the second round against authoritarian populist initiatives like Petro.

Petro Answers to Tough Questions

Federico Gutierrez challenged Gustavo Petro's decision not to include Piedad Cordoba on the lists. "How will you claim that you won't accept corrupt people on your list if you include Piedad Cordoba? He negotiated in the lives of a lot of kidnapped victims, and also joined the Chavez Regime that is very dangerous for Colombia?" Fico expressed solidarity with Ingrid Betancourt and said that Cordoba had been accused of "trading child abduction".

Gutierrez then attacked Petro and said he was "friend of FARC".

"Those who have attacked individuals, those who kidnapped or murdered, are the ones who own peace, and we are the masters of conflict. I've lived my whole life using a different weapon than you. I am a moral person and can speak of peace, and I'll make your friends and allies accept the agreements.

Zuluaga and Gutierrez arrive

Gutierrez's next issue was Oscar Ivan Zuluaga joining his campaign. Gutierrez said that Zuluaga called him to thank him and to keep his candidacy going. I thanked him for his personal position. I'll speak to him. But I'm planning to speak to a number of different sectors interested in supporting our campaign." He said, clarifying that he wasn't Uribe's nominee, but would welcome his support.

He said that "Those of us who fight for democracy must stand together." I will meet with teachers, and with the cooperative sector, and we are going to show an agenda for the nation and demonstrate that we are able to add".

Gutierrez In the middle of the discussion, reproached Ingrid Betancourt, "who is saying one is only good, and that everyone else is corrupt or bad."

She stated, "You don’t have have to convince us that I am not a good person with bad intentions," as well as, "Is there really any one good in Central America?" If I'm president, as I will be, I will unify. I'm not sure whether they're left-leaning or right-leaning, but I'll rule with the best of intentions.

Ingrid was then accused of him, claiming that he was "being supported" by machines like Los Char and Dilian Francisca Toro. " am a person with the character. He said, "I will make many alliances but I have the character to not allow violence or corruption."

"Petro is acting dumb"

Federico Gutierrez, in an attempt to draw attention to Gustavo Petro, stated that Gustavo Petro is with Armando Beenedetti, a former senator who has initiated a process of extinction. He claimed that the Candidate for the Historic Pact "always plays dumb" when he didn't get any responses.

What does a health candidate propose?

"Ideology should never prevail. We need dignity for healthcare services," said the former mayor of Medellin. We will end the waiting, we are going do prevention and health promotion, and articulation with the IPS, EPS, implement Siga model in which triage is conducted and the decision is made the best way to treat you depending on your illness.

He said that it was important to improve the working conditions of health professionals and to "ensure that they have linksage security" and made clear that he wouldn't stop EPS but will enhance the system in order to provide care. He added, however, that "EPS that is not working can be dissolved."

Relations with the United States

To the question: Would you reconsider relationships with the United States. Gutierrez responded: "I'm going to maintain an open bilateral relations with the United States. There are however certain issues that must be reconsidered. We are planning to build the system of production across the country. This will allow for more of a political and commercial relationship.

UU is the biggest issue in the U.S. of today. it forces us to understand that the world has changed and they now have a nation which can produce more consumption of food, yet provide high-quality goods to the world."

Gutierrez took advantage of the opportunity to announce a new bid against Petro: "The Blockades, which Petro directed you to shut down the roads," Gutierrez said. He explained that the blockades, which you requested to shut down the roads caused chicken and eggs more expensive.

Gutierrez reaffirmed Petro's claim that he "is planning to expropriate" but also noted that his government is planning to offer inexpensive loans to peasants and strengthen irrigation districts and respect land ownership.

Questions for candidates

Federico Gutierrez had to respond to the position of the Uribe/Duque government: "It is clear that, starting August 7, everything that's working, which is independent of the government, will continue. And if it doesn't I will work to improve it."

He also said that the notion of security was vital, but not integral and that he would mix it with social investment. If have to reach a region that is a source of conflict, each helicopter will arrive with the assistance of social investment.

Gutierrez condemned Petro for declaring that they should provide them the current help through Families in Action. It declared that it should ensure that the family enjoys the minimum amount of vitality in water, energy and food, but not force the person to sell his soul or leave him in poverty. Check out Venezuela and you will see the Chavez model.

Pension debate

Gutierrez suggested, in order to strengthen the pension system, "to take the state's capabilities to territorial bodies to help strengthen that money in fixed assets such as roads and schools. In addition, there are 20 billion pesos of mafia-related assets that don't have to be managed by the state," he said.

And he added: That's why I'm going to create legislation to increase the number of domain extinction judges and prosecutors, so that that money becomes assets for the health, education and pensions for the three million people who are eligible for an income." He said the resources were there, but you have to be aware of where they are.

What is the status of meetings with Pope Benedict XVI during the campaign?

The debate focused on visits made by the candidates Gustavo Petro (and Rodolfo Gutierrez) to Pope Francis. Fico Gutierrez said that the reason why people are planning to visit Pope Francis is that they don't know the Pope. I have already met him, but my appointment today is with the Colombians I had the pleasure of meeting the Pope in Medellin at the time of the papal visit. I was listening to him for a long time during that time."

Relations with Venezuela

The discussion ended by addressing Venezuela. Gutierrez pointed this out: "Maduro has had a relationship with Colombia through the FARC. Eln. dissidents. Piedad. Petro. Maduro is a dictatorship and is not recognized as a government. There is however a real world in the frontier."

He also said that traffic on the roads is also required because of trade issues which continue to arise since criminal organizations maintain operating an illegal economy. Maduro cannot be considered to be a government. However, businesses have to make their decisions on the border.

Gutierrez has a new battle with Petro during a discussion about the matter. He stated that he was silent to defend his "allies", referring to Russia and Syria, as well as Venezuela.

He also decried the idea that Colombia could be separated from coal and oil. "That's why we're working on renewable energy projects like solar and wind. We're heading in the right direction and plan to increase production by a third.

Gutierrez gave a goodbye speech: "Petro. I am the president of the Colombians."

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