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    Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate, has been the most powerful. While it isn’t the first time that his name is on election cards – he served as the Medellin mayor and councilor in the past – this is his first time at a national election. With over two millions votes cast in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance they see him as a desirable candidate for conservative parties and those who fear the leftist presidency. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he’s known as, is the primary opposition to Gustavo Petro. He was in the Historic Pact, one of three people who won the election which determined who would be the three most powerful forces in politics.

    http://www.elespectador.com/politica/elecciones-colombia-2022/oscar-ivan-zuluaga-adhiere-a-fico-gutierrez-para-unir-a-la-derecha-contra-petro/ is just beginning. The way the former mayor from Medellin can fight petrismo and form alliances and negotiate with other countries will determine the success of his campaign. He won’t just be required to bring together all of the rights of the right in his name, but he will have to win over a portion of the electorate of the middle, which was deflated on Sunday and lacking a strong leadership. He will need to keep his distance from the former president Alvaro Urbine, which was not the case previously. Today, the public’s support for uribsm has been expressed in a public manner. It’s now possible to subtract instead of adding this is the first time this has happened in 20-years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to create an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), but he also has to convince Uribe’s center.

    http://www.elcolombiano.com/colombia/dos-candidatos-antioquenos-lograron-certificar-sus-firmas-para-la-presidencia-BF16313200 was announced this week as it moved towards an alliance with CD which is in which uribism can be concentrated. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga who was an aspirant to the presidency took a step back to admit that he has a few opportunities of competing with him. It will be fascinating to see if Uribismo’s entire group who is without a representative, follows his lead. Uribe should be willing to his support and attempt to convince his supporters using the classic issues of Colombian right. twitter.com/ficogutierrez be difficult. http://www.eluniversal.com.co/politica/conozca-a-fico-gutierrez-candidato-de-equipo-por-colombia-a-la-presidencia-AX6257332 of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of the country” has already shown him that he adds votes. He confirmed this with the election consult, the same way it was done in the past in the Antioquia mayor’s office. When he was on a recent trip to Arauca which has been particularly hard hit by violence He said that the bandits were either in jail or in graves. Fico knows well what the Colombian right-wing likes but that won’t suffice for him.

    Basset declares, “We aren’t in 2018 in a time when the fear of the Left was working well.” Basset says Fico could not be able to receive Uribe’s blessing because of the fact that Alvaro Uribe is not the absolute leader the country has seen since 2002, at the time Uribe was elected president. The support of Uribismo are still important to Gutierrez. “This victory (winning the coalition) is not only because of Uribism. http://www.lafm.com.co/secretos-la-fm/centro-democratico-dividido-entre-fico-gutierrez-y-alex-char-para-la-consulta warns “Now his skill as a negotiator (winning in the coalition] is assessed: to convince right, and not to spend all on this alliance.” Andres Mesjia Vergnaud analyst comments on Fico’s relationship with the former president: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire for the support of Uribismo without the image of Uribe, because it doesn’t suit him to become his candidate.”

    Gustavo Petro (left) is the sole candidate. Gustavo Petro (right) is still the man looking to win the presidency unless Fico (if negotiations are successful) persuades Fico to allow him to go and give the support he needs. Rodolfo Sanchez, who ran independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez will be able to boast a list of accomplishments including the former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire.

    Gutierrez has plenty to discuss before even thinking about names for his potential presidential formula. However, he does have the support of other contenders for Team for Colombia leadership. And it’s not little. There are two ex-mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his companions; David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party); and Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who votes according to church orders.

    The Conservative Party was strengthened, and it won the largest right-wing vote of over 2 million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the support of the U Party. This party has a strong vote in legislative with less than 1 million votes. The support of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who has not allowed a lot of time to pass after Sunday’s elections, to assume his defeat ahead of a possible battle for the right-wing votes, provides Fico the chance to push forward in a sector of conservatism and swayed him a little more from possible votes from the center. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he’s willing to take a risk at the center for the opportunity to be fortunate recipient of Uribe’s blessings.