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Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate, has been the most ferocious. This isn’t the first time his name is on an electoral ballot. In fact, he was the city’s mayor and councilor in Medellin. It was his first national election. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two million votes. They believe he could be a candidate for the conservative movements. (47 years aged Medellin) is currently this moment, Gustavo Petro’s principal opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the candidates who won the election which determined who were the leaders of the three biggest political forces were.

The presidential campaign has just begun and the future of the former mayor in Medellin will hinge on the alliances that he forms and the negotiations he enters into. Not only will he be required to bring together all of the rights of the right in his banner however, he must also to gain the support of a section of the electorate of the center, who on Sunday was deflated and without an impressive leadership. In order to do that it is necessary to continue avoiding, as he has done to date, being in the same picture with former President Alvaro Uribe. Today, for only the second time in 20 years, the open support of Uribism, instead of adding to the picture, could be a negative. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. However, he also has to convince the center that it will determine where it will go,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario) says.

In the process of forming joining forces with the CD in the region which is where uribism is a major issue This Monday Fico has already achieved its first triumph. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former president-elect, chose to step down, recognized his limited options for competing with him and offered his support. Now, ‘ll see if all of Uribismo that was left without one, supports him. Uribe could be seen openly advocating for the cause, and trying to convince his electorate that he’s in favor of the Colombian right. Already, his speech on “security” and “order”, opportunities and love of the fatherland showed that Uribe is adding votes. As he did during his time in Antioquia’s mayor’s office He confirmed it in the consultation on elections. On a recent visit to Arauca that has been difficult hit by violence He said that the bandits were either in prison or in graves. Fico is aware of what Colombian law is fond of. But that won’t be enough for him.

Basset says that we are not in a time when the fear of a left worked well. “This time, the electorate does not have the fear.” According to Basset, Fico is not likely to receive Uribe’s approval if the Alvaro Uribe number is not the one that the nation has been accustomed to since 2002 which was the year that Uribe became the president. But this doesn’t mean the Uribismo votes aren’t enough for Gutierrez. This could be due to the fact that they’re lower than table. Uribism contributed to the victory in the coalition. Basset warns “Now his ability as an negotiator (winning in the coalition] will be measured: to convince right, and not to spend all on this alliance.” Andres Mesjia Vergnaud, analyst, remarks on Fico’s relationship with former president Uribe: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire for the votes of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe since it doesn’t make sense for him to be his presidential candidate.”

While on the left there is only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right, there’s a man who is heading for the presidential election until Fico – again, in the event that he is able to convince him to withdraw and give him his support. Rodolfo who was an independent candidate remains in the race. Gutierrez must include the former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder, in his list of achievements if he wishes to end petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot more to discuss before even considering names for his potential presidential formula. However Gutierrez has the support of the other candidates for the Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not just a little. He has by his side two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and a woman named Aydee Lizarazo. They are members of an Christian party, who normally makes judicious decisions based on the instructions at the lectern of his church.

Alongside the strengthened Conservative Party, it was the most popular right-wing force in Congress with more than two million votes. The U Party also supported it, having an outstanding vote of just over 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico, and he didn’t wait until after the results of Sunday’s election to concede defeat in the face of a possible clash with the votes of the right. This provides Fico an extra push into a conservative segment, while keeping him further away from the middle. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chances at the center in order to enjoy the opportunity to be most blessed by Uribe.