Fico Gutierrez, the chance of becoming "Uribe’s Candidate"
Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez, the Colombian presidential candidate has been the strongest. https://federicogutierrez.com/ Fico Gutierrez This is not his first time appearing on an electoral card. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Gutiérrez He was previously a mayor and councilor in Medellin. His first attempt in national elections in which he got more than two million votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, made him a preferred candidate by conservative groups. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he's known, is the main opposition to Gustavo Petro. He was in the Historic Pact, one of three candidates in the race that determined who would represent the three largest political forces.
The presidential campaign is only beginning. The way the former mayor from Medellin is able to combat petrismo, forge alliances and negotiate with other countries will determine the success of his campaign. https://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/dos-candidatos-antioquenos-lograron-certificar-sus-firmas-para-la-presidencia-BF16313200 He must not only unite the entire right, but also take on a small portion of the center electorate which was shattered on Sunday. To do this, he'll have to keep from appearing in the same photograph as Alvaro Umribe, as was his practice up to this point. https://twitter.com/ficogutierrez For the first time in the past 20 years, the open support of uribism, instead of adding, may subtract. Fico Gutierrez "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance, Uribe's side along with the Democratic Center. However, Gutierrez must convince Uribe and the center, which is the one to determine its future direction." Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.
Fico's first conquest was made on Monday, as the company was moving towards the alliance with CD which is in which uribism can be concentrated. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stood aside and acknowledged the fact that he has no chance of competing with his. He offered his assistance. It will be fascinating to see if Uribismo's entire group who has been left without any representative, follows his example. Uribe is seen clearly advocating for the cause, and trying to convince his voters that he's in favor of the Colombian right. His remarks on "security" and "order", "opportunities", and "love the country" already proved that he is a good addition to voters. This was confirmed on Sunday with the electoral consultation the same way he had done before when he worked in the mayor's office of the capital city of Antioquia and was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. When he visited Arauca in Colombia, which is an extremely violent region, Fico said that "the bandits are in prison" or "in a grave". Fico is aware of what the Colombian right-wing likes but that won't suffice for Fico.
Basset claims that we're not in the year 2018 when fear of a left-wing government was effective. "This time the people don't feel fear." Basset says that Fico might not receive Uribe's approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the supreme leader that the nation has seen since 2002, when Uribe was elected president. It doesn't mean Uribismo's vote, regardless of whether they do not match the criteria don't matter to Gutierrez. As was the case this Sunday, or when he tried to get into Medellin's Mayor's Office, Uribe supported Gutierrez even when he was the presidential candidate for his party. "This victory (winning in the coalition) is also because of Uribism. Basset warns now that his negotiation skills will be analyzed. Andres Medjia Vergnaud remarked on the relationship of the former president and Fico. "The most difficult issue of Federico Gutierrez's relationship is that he wants Uribismo to support him, but without Uribe as a photo and a persona, it's not a good fit for him."
Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, and Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can reach a compromise to persuade Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo, who ran independently and is still in the race. Gutierrez should include the achievements of former Bucaramanga mayor Bucaramanga and millionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez, if intends to combat petrismo.
Gutierrez has a lot to discuss before he begins thinking about potential formulas for the presidency. But the one thing Gutierrez does have is the trust and cooperation of the other candidates for the Team for Colombia presidency. It's not much. Two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are on his side. David Barguil, the leader and founder of the Conservative party, is with Aydee Zarazo, Aydee Lizarazo from a Christian Party who usually votes in accordance to his church's orders.
The Conservative Party was strengthened, and was the party that won the most right-wing vote with more than 2 million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the backing of the U Party. This party has a strong vote in legislative with less than 1 million votes. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who has not allowed a lot of time to pass after Sunday's elections, to assume his defeat before a possible confrontation for the votes of the right, will give Fico an opportunity to gain momentum within the conservatism sector however, it distances Fico from possible votes from the center. The announcement of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party to a meeting Tuesday, will determine if Fico will be willing to give up his chances to be a center-right candidate to be openly the Uribe that is blessed.