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Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez had been the most reliable candidate for the presidency of Colombia. It is not his first time appearing in an electoral roll. was previously a mayor and councilor in Medellin. The first time he was tested in national elections, where he received more than 2 millions votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, saw him placed as the preferred candidate of conservative movements. Fico (Medellin, 47 years old) who is known, is from last night and at the moment is the primary adversary of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the top three candidates on the election day that defined who would be the representative of the three major political forces.

The campaign for president is just beginning. Whether the ex-mayor of Medellin will be a true anti-porrismo force depends on the alliances and agreements that he will make in the coming days. He will have to not only unify the entire right, but also take on only a tiny portion of the centre electorate that was shattered on Sunday. To do this, he’ll have to continue to avoid appearing in the same photograph as Alvaro Umribe, which he did so far. For the first time in 20 years, the open support for uribism, rather than adding, can reduce. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He has to form an alliance, on Uribe’s behalf along with the Democratic Center. However, he has to convince Uribe, the center that must decide on its direction,” Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

Fico, which is in coalition with the CD where uribism is the main focus, has had its first triumph on the road to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) stood aside and acknowledged his limited chances of competing with his. He expressed his support. will be interesting to see if the whole Uribismo group, which was left without a representative until Monday, is willing to offer its support. Particularly, when Uribe is willing to openly support and try to convince his electorate with the traditional concerns of the Colombian right, which is not that difficult for Uribe. Already, his address about “security”, order” opportunities, and the love of our country has shown that he is adding votes. He confirmed it this Sunday at the electoral consulting the same way he did in Antioquia’s mayor’s offices, where there was also a name for him: the sheriff from Medellin. On a recent visit to Arauca that has been difficult hit by violence and terrorism, Fico stated that the bandits are either in jail or in graves. Fico knows well what the Colombian right likes but that won’t be enough for him.

“We aren’t in the year the year 2018, when the fear of left worked well, this time the electorate is not moved by fear,” Basset points out. Basset says Fico might not receive Uribe’s approval due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe isn’t the absolute leader the country has seen since 2002 which was the year that Uribe was elected president. However, this doesn’t mean that Uribismo’s vote, regardless of whether they are not in the top tier are not important to Gutierrez. As was the case on Sunday or in his bid to gain access to Medellin’s mayor’s post, Uribe supported Gutierrez even while he was a candidate for the party. Uribism was also a factor in the victory. Basset warns now that his capability in negotiations will be analyzed. Andres Medjia Vergnaud commented on the relationship of the former president and Fico. “The most difficult issue of Federico Gutierrez’s relationship is that he wants Uribismo to support the president, but with Uribe as a photo and a persona, it’s not a good fit for him.”

Gustavo Petro (left) is the only leader. Gustavo Petro (right) is still the man heading towards the presidential election unless Fico (if negotiations are successful) is able to convince Fico to allow him to go and give him his backing. Rodolfo Hernández, who was uninvolved, is still running. Former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire, who has succeeded in positioning himself well in the polls due to his speech against corruption 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 talk about before even thinking about names for his potential presidential formula however, what he has is the support of the other candidates that were competing for the top spot in the Team for Colombia coalition. It’s not much. The two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo who is who is a Christian party leader, who make their decisions judiciously, following the directions from the lectern in his church.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and won the biggest right-wing vote of more than 2 million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the backing of the U Party. This party had an outstanding legislative vote, with less than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to stand with Fico. He didn’t quit the elections on Sunday without taking the time to pretend his defeat and avoid a confrontation for the votes of the right. This is a way to give Fico an edge in a particular area of conservatism. However, this also shields him from potential votes from the centre. Alvaro Uribe (ex-President) summoned his party to a gathering on Monday to determine whether Fico might risk his chances of gaining a seat in the center as a result of being publicly felicitated by Uribe.