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As of Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most steady presidential candidate in Colombia. Although it is not the first time that his name is on an electoral document – in fact, he was mayor and councilor in Medellin the city he was elected to represent – but his first time in a presidential election, where he achieved more than two million votes within the Team for Colombia coalition, they consider him to be an ideal candidate for the conservative movements or those who feel scared when they think of an open-minded presidency. Fico (47 year aged Medellin) is, at the moment, Gustavo Petro’s principal opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the winning candidates in the election that decided who were the leaders of the three biggest political parties were.

The presidential campaign is only starting. The way the former mayor from Medellin is able to combat petrismo, forge alliances and negotiate with foreign countries will determine the success of his campaign. ‘ll need to not only unite the entire right but also conquer only a tiny portion of the center electorate which has been shattered on Sunday. He’ll have to maintain his distance from former President Alvaro Urbine, something that is not something he’s done in the past. Today, support for uribism has been expressed in a public manner. Now, it is possible to subtract instead of add, which is the first time it has happened in 20-years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must form an alliance to the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s political party. But he also has to convince the center, which is to make the final decision on where to go,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

Fico is on its journey to join forces with the CD, the center of uribism and, on Monday, Fico already has its first victory. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former presidential candidate decided to step down, recognized his few options of competing with him and offered his support. We will now examine if the whole Uribismo group – which has been left without an elected representative – follows suit. Uribe should be open to his supporters and try to persuade his electorate using the classic issues of Colombian right. It shouldn’t be difficult. He has already demonstrated that he is able to increase votes by his remarks about “security”,” “order” as well as “love for the fatherland”. This was confirmed on Sunday during the consultation on electoral reform the same way he did during his time at Antioquia’s municipal offices, in which there was also a name for him: the sheriff of Medellin. He said, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was traveling to Arauca an area that is particularly vulnerable to violence. Fico knows well what the Colombian right wing is a fan of however it won’t be enough for Fico.

Basset says, “We aren’t in 2018 in a time when fear of the Left worked well.” Basset says Fico would not be able to get Uribe’s approval in the event that 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. Although this does not mean that Uribismo’s votes Uribismo, even if they are not in the top tier aren’t important to Gutierrez such as what happened on Sunday, or in his first effort to gain access to the mayor’s office of Medellin and the city of Medellin, where Uribe was a supporter of him, even more than the candidate from his party. Uribism was also a factor in the victory. Basset warns “Now his skill as a negotiator [winning in the coalition] is judged in the ability to convince the right and not to spend all on that alliance.” Andres Medjia vergnaud made a comment on the relationship between the former president with Fico. “The most difficult issue of Federico Gutierrez’s is that he wants Uribismo to support the president, but with Uribe as a model, it doesn’t suit the man.”

Gustavo Petro is the only leader on the left, but Gustavo Petro is the only one on the right. Fico, if he is able to negotiate, can convince him to offer his backing and take a step back. Rodolfo who ran as an independent and is still in the race. will have to include the former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder, in his list of achievements if he wishes to end the petrismo.

Gutierrez has plenty of work to complete before he can even think of the names of his presidential formula. However, what Gutierrez has already is the support from the other candidates for the leadership of the Team for Colombia alliance. It’s not a small amount. The two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo, an Christian party leader who are judiciously voting in accordance with the guidelines of the lectern at his church.

The Conservative Party has been strengthened by receiving the biggest vote from right-wing forces with more than 2 million votes. Additionally the U Party has shown sympathy for the Conservative Party. They also received an impressive election, with just over 1 million votes, in the legislative. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t hesitate long after Sunday’s elections to concede defeat in front of a possible clash with the votes of the right. But this also provides Fico an extra boost within the conservative wing, while keeping him further away from the center. (ex-President) summoned his party to a meeting on Monday to determine whether Fico would risk his chances of gaining a seat in the center in return for being openly felicitated by Uribe.