• Reid Stroud posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    As of Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most steady presidential candidate in Colombia. Although his name is in the electoral register for the first times that he was Medellin’s mayor and councilor this is his first attempt in the national election. There he won more than 2 million votes through the Team for Colombia alliance. makes him a favorite candidate for the conservative movements. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he’s known, is the main opponent to Gustavo Petro. He was in the Historic Pact, one of three people who won the election that determined who would represent the three most powerful forces in politics.

    The presidential campaign has just begun and the future of the former mayor in Medellin will depend on the alliances that he forms and the negotiations he enters into. Not only will he be required to unite the entire right under his command, but also must conquer a section of the electorate in the center that was sunk on Sunday with any extraordinary leadership. To achieve this, he will have to ensure that he does not appear in the same photograph as Alvaro Umribe. This is what has been his strategy to date. Today, support for uribism has been publicly expressed. It is now possible to subtract rather than add this is the first time it has happened in 20-years. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He will need to form an alliance with the Democratic Center (CD), Uribe’s political party. But has to convince the center which has to decide on where the alliance goes,” Yann Basset from the University of Rosario, analyst and professor.

    In the process of forming joining forces with the CD which is where uribism is a major issue This Monday Fico has already achieved its first triumph. The candidate of that party on Monday, former president aspirant Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took the initiative to step back, acknowledged his limited chances of competing with him, and provided his support. Now, we’ll see whether the entire Uribismo, which was without a candidate and a single candidate, will support the candidate. Uribe is seen clearly in support of the cause and trying to convince his supporters that he supports the Colombian right. Already, his remarks on “security”, order” and “opportunities” of the fatherland showed that Uribe is adding votes. As he did during his stint in the Antioquia mayor’s office and he confirmed this with the electoral consultation. He said, “The bandits were either in prison or grave,” while he was visiting Arauca an area that is particularly prone to violence. Fico knows what Colombian rights like however that’s not enough.

    “We are not in the year 2018, when the fear of the left had worked, but this time the electorate is not affected by fear,” Basset points out. Basset’s analyst suggests that Fico could not be granted Uribe’s blessing due to the fact Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his entire leadership role since 2002 when Uribe was elected president. However, this doesn’t mean the Uribismo votes are insufficient to Gutierrez. This could be due to the fact that they’re lower than table. Uribism was also instrumental in this win (winning in the coalition). Basset warns that right now, his ability as negotiator is likely to be restricted. “To persuade the right not to spend everything on the alliance, will be his measure.” Andres Méjia Vergnaud comments on the relationship between Fico’s former president and Fico. He states that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photos because it isn’t appropriate for him to be his candidate.

    Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, and Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico – if he can negotiate and be able to convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernandez is still running despite having run independently. Gutierrez must mention the accomplishments of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder, Rodolfo Hernandez if he intends to combat petrismo.

    Gutierrez has a lot more to discuss before even thinking about names for his presidential formula. But Gutierrez has the backing of other candidates for the Team for Colombia leadership. It’s not just a little. Two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa in Bogota and Alex Char in Barranquilla, are also with him. David Barguil is the leader of the Conservative party. Aydee Lizarazo is a Christian party woman who casts her vote in accordance with the church’s lectern.

    The Conservative Party has been strengthened by receiving the biggest votes from right-wing parties with over 2 million votes. Additionally, has shown sympathy towards the Conservative Party. They also received an impressive vote, less than 1 million votes, for the legislative. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn’t take long after Sunday’s elections to concede defeat in front of a possible confrontation with the votes for the right. But this also gives Fico an additional push into a conservative segment and keeps him farther from the middle. The announcement of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party for a meeting Tuesday, will determine the extent to which Fico will be willing to give up his chances in the center to become the openly blessed Uribe.