Fico Gutierrez with his phrases to Petro – a friend of FARC Chavista, expropriator, friend of FARC

With a total vote count of 2 ‘160.329, ‘Fico’ Gutierrez took the Sunday poll of the”Team for Colombia’. Votes, which is equal to 54.1%.

Gutierrez was present during the presidential debate for the first time candidates after the legislative election. He was extremely measured with Gustavo Petro who won the Historic Pact consultation and Ingrid Betancourt an independent candidate. These were his replies.

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Important Sunday’s Election Results

The first topic of the great discussion was to discuss the Sunday’s results of the election. “It is my opinion that we’re all in the second round that is a political reality. Fico said, “With humility, I called for us to come together and win the first round.”

Following that There was talk of having a chance of winning the initial round. Team for Colombia’s presidential candidate pointed out that the figures speak for the numbers. Our coalition was just three months old. We are only a few seconds away, only one million votes away of the Historic Pact, it is very clear who we are who can go to the second round to face these populist and authoritarian policies like the ones of Petro.”

Petro faces tough questions

Federico Gutierrez was questioned by Gustavo Petro during the debate concerning the inclusion of Piedad Cordoba in his lists. “How are they going to claim that you don’t accept those who are corrupt in the lists when Piedad Cordoba was there, when he was negotiating for the lives of many kidnapped people, and then when it became part of the Chavez regime, which poses an issue for Colombia?” Fico took note of Ingrid Betancourt’s accusations of Cordoba and joined in support.

Gutierrez then launched a harsh attack on Petro and called him an “friend of the FARC”:

“Those who attack the innocent or those who abducted and extorted money and murdered are the masters and owners of war. In my lifetime, I’ve carried out a task, which is unlike you, I have the moral right to speak about peace and I will comply with the agreements and I will make the FARC, your friends and allies respect the peace agreement because they have not fulfilled the peace agreement.”

Arrival of Zuluaga to the Gutierrez campaign

Gutierrez’s second topic was Oscar Ivan Zuluaga joining his campaign. Gutierrez said that Zuluaga called him to congratulate him and to keep his candidacy going. I assured me that I am grateful for the opportunity to be in a personal position. I would like to meet with him. He stated that he was not a supporter of Uribe however the candidate will continue to declare his support.

He went on to say, “Those of you who defend freedoms and democracy should stand together.” will get together with teachers. Along with the cooperative sector we will present a national plan for the country.

Gutierrez as he was discussing the topic, reproached Ingrid Betancourt for “saying that one is the only good and all are corrupt or unclean.”

She rebuked the candidate, saying: “You don’t have to declare my bad intentions, even if there’s no corruption scandal and I’ve executed a sensiblely-planned policy.” If I’m elected president which I intend to become, we’ll unify. I’m not sure if the people are left-leaning or the right, but I’m going to govern in the best way possible.” reacted to the claims of “being supported by machineries like Los Char and Dilian Francisca Toro”. “I am a person of character. He said he’d join many alliances but he also stated that he has the character to stand up against corruption and violence.

“Petro is dumb”

Federico Gutierrez made a new argument about Gustavo Petro. He stated that he was with Armando Benedetto, a former senator and is part of the process of ending dominion. In the event that he got no response, he stated that the candidate from Historic Pact “always acts dumb.”

What are the ideas of health candidates?

The concept of a national health system was outlined by the former mayor of Medellin: “Ideology must not be the rule. We require respect and dignity in health care services. We want to eliminate the long lines. We will promote wellness and prevention, and integration between the IPS and EPS use of the Siga method, in which triage is carried out and determines which clinic you’ll be treated depending on the condition you are suffering from.

He also stated that it was essential to improve the conditions of healthcare workers and “that there is a guarantee of linking” and clarified that he is not cutting EPS but would strengthen the healthcare delivery systems. He stated that any EPS that fails will be dismantled.

Relations with the United States

Answer to the question Is it possible to rethink your relations with the United States? Gutierrez stated, “I intend to maintain an open and bipartisan relationship with America.” However, some issues must be rethought. We will try to create a system that has production across the country. This will create an improved political and commercial relation.

UU is the issue with U.S. today. It forces us into the realization that the world has evolved and they have an economy that can supply greater food options for consumers but also export quality goods to other countries.

Gutierrez utilized the opportunity to announce a new bid to Petro: “The blockades, which you Petro demanded to shut down the roads, had an effect on the price of food items. Many people wonder why the chicken and egg are so expensive because you shut down the roads,” he said.

Gutierrez confirmed the fact that Petro “is going to expropriate” and also stated that affordable loans will be made available to the poor under his administration. Gutierrez also said that irrigation districts will be strengthened, land ownership will still be protected and Petro will insist that Petro “is going to be a propriate”.

Candidates ask questions to candidates

Federico Gutierrez had to respond to the government’s Uribe/Duque position: “It is clear that beginning August 7, all that works, independent from the government and in the absence of government intervention, will continue. And what doesn’t work I will make it better.”

He also stated that the concept of security was crucial, but essential and that he would combine it with social investment. Every helicopter that arrives in conflict zones, there are three thanks to social investment.

Gutierrez posted a criticism on Petro. He said that Petro offers them current aid through Families in Action. That’s the Chavez Model. Let’s examine Venezuela.

Pension debate

Gutierrez suggested, in order improve the pension issue it is suggested that the state be able to transfer its capabilities to territorial organizations to aid in strengthening the funds in fixed resources, such as schools and roads. He said that there were 20 billion pesos in mafia properties, which are not subject to the state’s oversight.

He also stated that he will create a law to allow more domain extinction prosecutors. The money is to be used to pay for health and education, as well as the pension system of 3 million pensioners. Then he concluded that “resources are available, you just need understand the location they’re located.”

Are you willing to meet the Pope while in the campaign?

The debate was focused on visits by candidates Gustavo Petro (and Rodolfo Gutierrez) to Pope Francis. Fico Gutierrez stated that those who plan to visit the Pope do not expect to have a chance to meet him. Although I am familiar with the Pope, my visit today will be with Colombians. In fact I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting him in Medellin during the papal visits and I was able to listen to him very much that day.”

Relations with Venezuela

The final topic of the discussion was the relationship between Venezuela and its neighbors. Gutierrez stated that Maduro’s relationship to Colombia was through the FARC and the Eln, dissidents as well as Piedad, Petro. Maduro is a dictatorship that cannot be recognised as a state. But, there is an actual reality at the border.”

He said that traffic on the roads must be allowed due to the trade issue, which is still being fought by criminal groups. Maduro isn’t recognized as a government, but business decisions should be taken in the border area.”

Gutierrez had a new fight with Petro when they were discussing the matter. He stated that he did not defend his “allies” in reference to Russia and Syria and Venezuela.

He also criticized the idea of decoupling the Colombian economy from oil and coal and said that it must be a gradual process rather than all at one time. “That is the reason renewable energy projects like solar and wind are in the works. We are working towards this goal, and will double the capacity.

Gutierrez delivered a speech to say goodbye: “Petro, You are Chavez and Maduro but I am not Uribe nor Duque.” I am the president of the Colombians.”