Who is Federico Gutierrez, winner and candidate for the Team for Colombia consultation?
Federico Gutierrez, the ex-mayor of Medellin was elected as the candidate of the center-right. https://thebogotapost.com/fico-eyes-colombias-presidency-an-interview-with-pre-candidate-federico-gutierrez/49519/ got more than 1.7million votes.
Federico Gutierrez is an ex-mayor of Medellin. He was born in the city in 1974. In 2003, he started his political career as a councilor in the city he grew up in, he's framed as Municipal Youth Councilor and Municipal Planning Councilor of Medellin. Gutierrez is a civil Engineer by profession from the University of Medellin and, from the same institution he has the degree of a Specialist in Senior Management , and a third in Political Science from the Pontifical Bolivarian University.
Federico Gutierrez was not only an influential politician in his career. He also worked as a consultant for HGI Consultores as well as a Resident Engineer at Company Vifasa S.A. (a glass and construction company). In https://elpais.com/internacional/2022-03-14/fico-gutierrez-y-el-riesgo-de-reconocerse-como-el-candidato-de-uribe.html , he is a staunch advocate for his family, and says it is of the highest importance. He is married and has two children.
As https://www.lafm.com.co/secretos-la-fm/centro-democratico-dividido-entre-fico-gutierrez-y-alex-char-para-la-consulta , Sergio Fajardo was his supporter. Later, Alonso Salazar was his. The goal was achieved when he reaching the Mayor's Office of Medellin. As with all mayors who face the Hidroituango projects they were beset by corruption. Daniel Coronell published an investigation that found him to be accused of corruption and kept the money in tax havens.
In fact, he confronted the former mayors he been a supporter of. He recently stated, "I have been standing in solidarity with those who are in the report, since I don't believe anyone decides to make such a decision to ensure that the diversion tunnel falls. It is a matter of solidarity and certain sectors get targeted by political tactics."
A new race for presidency
The so-called Experience Coalition was founded in October 2021. This coalition eventually became Team for Colombia. https://www.instagram.com/ficogutierrez/ was a center-right one. https://www.efe.com/efe/usa/america/fico-gutierrez-se-perfila-como-el-candidato-de-un-sector-la-derecha-colombiana/50000103-4760107 won the candidacy and has now the backing of characters such as Paola Holguin, a congressman from the Democratic Center, who in 2022 tried to win a seat.
He also repeatedly said that his system of government was based on public management for citizens and that politics is a vocation. Gustavo Petro came in second However, Fico was the highest percentage voter. He will be Antioquia’s representative from the right.