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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most stable president-elect of the Colombian right since Sunday night. This isn’t the first time that his name appears on the electoral ballot. In fact, he was both the councilor and mayor of Medellin. This was his first election in the national arena. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two million votes. They consider him to be a candidate of the right-wing movements. Fico (47 years old) is now the main opposition to Gustavo Petro. His victory in the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most well-known politicians in Colombia.

The presidential campaign has just begun and the future of the former mayor in Medellin is contingent on the alliances that he forms and the agreements he enters into. He will have to not only unify the entire right but also conquer a small portion of the middle electorate, which has been shattered on Sunday. He will have to steer clear of his record of thus far, appearing in the same photograph with Alvaro Uribe. Today’s open support for uribism is a first in the last 20 years. Instead of adding, it might subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance, on Uribe’s side and the Democratic Center. However, he has to convince Uribe and the center, which is the one to determine its course,” Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

The first victory of Fico was achieved this week as it was moving towards an alliance with CD, in which uribism can be concentrated. of that party until this Monday, former president candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took his leave, acknowledged the few opportunities to compete with him and offered his support. Now we will see if the entire Uribismo group – which has been left without an elected representative – does the same. Uribe can be seen publicly advocating for the cause, and trying to convince his supporters that he supports the Colombian right. Already, his address about “security” and “order”, opportunities and love of the country showed he is adding votes. This Sunday, he verified that at the consultation on electoral reform. The same thing happened while he was in Antioquia as the mayor. On a recent visit to Arauca that has been difficult hit by violence He said that the bandits were either in jail or in graves. Fico is aware of what the Colombian right wing is a fan of, but it will not be enough for him.

Basset states, “We aren’t in 2018, where the fear of being left-wing worked well,” Analysts say that Fico may not receive Uribe’s approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his absolute leadership role since 2002 when the president was elected. It doesn’t mean Uribismo’s opinions, even if they are not in the top tier, do not matter to Gutierrez. As was the case on Sunday or when he tried to gain access to Medellin’s mayor’s post, Uribe supported Gutierrez even though he was the candidate of his party. Uribism is also responsible for the victory within the coalition. Now his ability as a negotiator will be measured: to convince the right but not to invest everything for the alliance,” Basset warns. Andres Méjia Vergnaud comments on the relationship between the former Fico president and Fico. He says that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe pictures because it’s not the right thing for him to be his candidate.

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, however, Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he can reach a compromise – will be able to convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernández, who was independent, is in contest. The former mayor of Bucaramanga, a builder and millionaire, who managed to position himself very well in the polls thanks to his anti-corruption stance in a lighthearted manner and is a candidate Gutierrez will have to add to his list of accomplishments in order to win the battle to petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to discuss before even considering names for his possible presidential strategy however, what he has is the support of other candidates who were vying to be the leader of the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not a small amount. (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are with him. David Barguil, the leader and the founder of the Conservative party is along with Aydee Zarazo. Aydee Lizarazo, a member of the Christian Party, who often votes in accordance to his church’s guidelines.

In addition to the strengthened Conservative Party – it achieved the biggest vote of right-wing forces for Congress with over two million votes -, it is also backed by the U Party, which also had an outstanding vote in the legislative , with less than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga’s backing, who refused to let the election of Sunday go by and thereby avert his defeat prior to a possible confrontation for votes of the right gives Fico an advantage in the conservative wing but also distances him from potential votes from the middle. The announcement of Alvaro Uribe, the former President, which summoned his party for a meeting Tuesday, will determine the extent to which Fico will sacrifice his chances at the center to become the openly Uribe that is blessed.