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Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most solid president-elect of the Colombian since the night of Sunday. Although it is not the first time his name is on an electoral document – in fact, he was mayor and councilor of Medellin the city he was elected to represent – but his first time in a national election which he won more than 2 million votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, they consider him to be a desired candidate of the conservative parties or those who are scared when they think of an open-minded presidency. Fico (Medellin, 47 years old), as he is popularly known, is, as of last night and is right now is the primary opponent of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the winners of the day of the election that established who would be the representative of the three main political forces.

The campaign for president is just starting. The question of whether the former mayor of Medellin will be a true anti-porrismo force depends on the alliances and agreements which he develops in the coming days. will he be required to unite all the right-wing forces under his command as well as conquer a section of the electorate in the center, which was deflated on Sunday without any remarkable leadership. He’ll have to maintain his distance from the former president Alvaro Urbine, something that he has not done in the past. For the first time in 20 years, there is an open support for uribism, instead of adding, could subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to make an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD) – Uribe’s party . But at the same time he must persuade the center that it has to decide on where it is going,” says Yann Basset an expert and professor at the University of Rosario.

Fico that is a coalition partner with the CD in which uribism is the main focus, has had its first victory on the way to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate of the party’s presidential bid. We’ll find out how many of Uribismo that was left without one is in support of him. Uribe can be seen publicly supporting the cause and trying to convince his electorate that he’s in favor of the Colombian right. Already, about “security” as well as “order” opportunities, and the love of our country has shown that Uribe is adding votes. This Sunday, he verified that at the consultation on electoral reform. He did this before while he was in Antioquia as mayor. “The bandits in prison or in a grave”” he said recently when he visited Arauca which is one of the areas that is particularly affected by violence. Fico is well aware of the Colombian right’s preferences but that doesn’t suffice for him.

“We are not in the year 2018, when the fear of the left worked well, this time the electorate is not influenced by fear,” Basset points out. The analyst claims that Fico might not get Uribe’s blessing due to the fact Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his entire leadership role since 2002 when he was elected president. The vote of Uribismo are still crucial to Gutierrez. Uribism is also responsible for this win within the coalition. Basset warns that Basset’s ability to negotiate is now being measured. He has to convince the right, but not entirely on the alliance. Andres Medjia Vergnaud remarked on the relationship of the former president with Fico. “The biggest issue of Federico Gutierrez’s is that he wants Uribismo to vote for his candidate, but without Uribe as a photo the image doesn’t work for him.”

Gustavo Petro, the leader of the left is the only one who has the ability to lead, however Gustavo Petro, the leader of the right, is in the race for the presidency. Unless Fico – again, should this be possible – convinces him to stay away and back him. Rodolfo Sanchez, who campaigned independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez should include the achievements of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder Rodolfo Hernandez, if intends to combat petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot more to discuss before even considering names for his possible presidential formula. However Gutierrez has the backing of other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not a small amount. from the past, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are with him; David Barguil is the leader of Conservative party. Aydee Lizarazo is a Christian party member who is able to vote as instructed from his church’s lectern.

Alongside the stronger Conservative Party (which won the most votes among right-wing forces for Congress and more than two millions votes) It also enjoys the support and sympathy of the U Party, which had an outstanding vote at the legislative level, with less than one million votes. The support of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who didn’t let a long time pass after Sunday’s elections, to assume his defeat ahead of a possible battle for the votes of the right will give Fico the chance to push forward in the conservative wing and swayed Fico from votes that could be cast from the middle. Alvaro Uribe from the past and who invited his party to a meeting on Tuesday night, suggested that Fico might be putting at risk his chance of becoming a leader in the center party in exchange for being openly blessed with Uribe.