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Since Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most stable presidential candidate in Colombia. This isn’t the first time that his name is on the electoral ballot. In fact, he served as the mayor and councilor of 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 from the conservative movement. Fico (Medellin 47 years old) who is called, has been from last night and right now is the primary opponent of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the winners of the election day that defined who will be the representatives of the three major political forces.

The presidential campaign is just beginning and the fate of the former mayor in Medellin is contingent on the alliances that he forms and the talks he gets into. He won’t just need to bring all of the right under his name however, he must also to conquer a part of the population of the center, which on Sunday was deflated and lacking a strong leadership. To achieve this it will be necessary to continue avoiding his past mistakes so far being in the same picture with the former president Alvaro Uribe. Today, public’s support for uribsm has been expressed in a public manner. Now, it is possible to subtract rather than add and this is the first time it has been done in the last 20 years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. However, he also must convince the center that it is going to determine where it will move,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario) says.

Fico is on its way to an alliance, along with CD, the center of uribism and, on Monday Fico is already preparing for its first win. The party’s candidate up until Monday, former president candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took his leave, acknowledged his few chances of competing with him, and provided his support. We will now have to see if the entire Uribismo group that is without a representative, does the same. Uribe should be open to his support and attempt to convince his supporters by addressing the traditional questions of Colombian right. It shouldn’t be difficult. His remarks of “security”, ‘order opportunities’ and ‘love for fatherland’ already showed that Uribe adds votes. He confirmed it this Sunday at the electoral consulting the same way he did in Antioquia’s municipal offices, in which he was also known as the sheriff from Medellin. On to Arauca which has been particularly difficult hit by violence and terrorism, Fico stated that the bandits are either in jail or in graves. Fico knows the Colombian legal system, but that will not suffice.

“We are not in 2018 where the fear of the left worked well, this time, voters are not moved by fear,” Basset points out. Basset suggests that Fico may not be able to receive Uribe’s blessing because of the fact that Alvaro Uribe does not represent the supreme leader that the nation has seen since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. However, this does not mean the Uribismo votes are insufficient to Gutierrez. It could be because they are less than the table. Uribism is also the reason for this victory. warnsthat “Now his capacity as a negotiator [winning in the coalition] is judged by his ability to convince the right people, and not to spend all on the alliance.” Andres Méjia Vergnaud reflects on the relationship between the former Fico president and Fico. He claims that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe pictures because it’s not right for him to be his own candidate.

While on the left there’s only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right, there’s an individual who is heading to the presidential race in the event that Fico – – again, in the event that he is able to reach an agreement – convinces him to withdraw and support him. Rodolfo Hernandez, who ran on his own, is currently in contention. The former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire who has succeeded in positioning himself well in the polls due to his anti-corruption speech in a light-hearted language and is a candidate Gutierrez should add to his list of achievements in order to win the fight to petrismo.

Gutierrez has plenty to work on before he’s able to even think about potential presidential formula names, but he has the support of other candidates from the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not a small amount. -mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo, a Christian leader of the party, who vote judiciously according to the instructions from the lectern in his church.

Alongside the strengthened Conservative Party, it was the most popular right-wing party in Congress with more than two million votes. The U Party also supported it with a stunning turnout of less than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga didn’t have to wait until the results of Sunday’s election to announce his defeat. Alvaro Uribe from the past and who invited his party to a gathering on Tuesday night, suggested that Fico might be putting at risk his chance of becoming a leader in the center party as a result of being openly grateful to Uribe.