Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez was the most consistent presidential candidate in Colombia. It's not the first time his name appears on an electoral ballot. In https://www.instagram.com/ficogutierrez/ , he served as the mayor and councilor of Medellin. This was his first election in the national arena. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two million votes. They consider him to be a candidate for the right-wing movements. Fico (47 year old Medellin) is currently the moment, Gustavo Petro's principal opposition. Gustavo Petro was with the Historic Pact Movement one of the winning candidates in the election which determined who were the leaders of the three most powerful political forces.
The presidential campaign is just beginning , and whether the former mayor of Medellin is able to become the most effective counterweight to the petrismo is contingent on the alliances and talks that he develops from the moment on. He won't be expected to bring the whole right under his control, but also must be able to win over a segment of the electorate at the center that has been slashed on Sunday without any remarkable leadership. He will have to steer clear of the situation he has been in so been, from being photographed with Alvaro Uribe. https://forbes.co/2021/11/25/precandidatos-presidenciales/es-increi... , for just the second time in the last 20 years, the open support of Uribism, instead of adding to the picture, could subtract. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But he also must convince the center that it will decide where it would like to go," Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at University of Rosario) says.
As it moves towards an alliance with the CD in the region which is where uribism is concentrated on Monday, Fico has already achieved its first triumph. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga who was at one time a presidential candidate took a step back to admit that he has a few opportunities of competing against him. Now it will be fascinating to see if Uribismo's entire collective that is now without a representative, follows in his footsteps. Uribe is likely to support his candidate in public and persuade his voters through his presentation of the issues of the Colombian left. This shouldn't be an issue for Uribe. His remarks of "security", 'order opportunities, and love of fatherland' already showed that Uribe adds votes. He confirmed this on Sunday during the consultation on electoral reform, as he did previously during his time at Antioquia’s office of the mayor, where there was also a name for him: the sheriff from Medellin. On a recent visit to Arauca (an area that has been particularly affected by violence) Fico said "The bandits are in prison or are in graves." https://www.elpais.com.co/politica/fico-gutierrez-candidato-de-la-c... is conscious of the Colombian right's choices however that won't suffice for Fico.
" https://www.laopinion.com.co/elecciones-2022/vamos-garantizar-el-or... are not in the year 2018, when the fear of the left had worked, but this time, voters are not affected by fear," Basset points out. Basset says Fico is not likely to receive Uribe's approval if the Alvaro Uribe number is not the one we have seen since 2002 in the year 2002, when Uribe became the president. However, this doesn't mean that Uribismo's vote, regardless of whether they are not in the top tier, do not matter to Gutierrez. As was the case on Sunday, or in his attempt to gain access to Medellin's mayor's post, Uribe supported Gutierrez even while he was a candidate for the party. "This victory [winning in the coalition] is not only because of Uribism. Now his ability as a negotiator will be measured: to convince the right, but not to spend all of his money to build that alliance," Basset warns. Andres Mejia Vergnaud, an analyst, comments on the relationship between Fico and the former president. "The biggest problem to Federico Gutierrez, however, is that he wants Uribismo's votes, but without Uribe's photo because it doesn’t suit him to be his nominee."
Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, while Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can negotiate and persuade Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Sanchez, who campaigned independently, remains in contention. Gutierrez should include on his list of candidates the former mayor Bucaramanga who is a billionaire builder who managed to do well in the polls due to his speech against corruption using a light-hearted voice.
Gutierrez still has much to work on before he's able to even think about possible presidential formula names, but he has the support of the other candidates in the Team for Colombia coalition. It's not a small amount. Two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa(Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla), are on his side. David Barguil, the chief of the party and the founder of the Conservative party, is in the same room with Aydee Zarazo, Aydee Lizarazo, a member of the Christian Party, who frequently vote according to her church's rules.
In addition to the resurgence of the Conservative Party - it achieved the most votes of the right-wing elements for Congress with over two million votes -, it is also backed by the U Party, which also enjoyed a strong election in the legislature, winning more than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga backed Fico. Zuluaga did NOT wait for Sunday's results to announce his loss. Alvaro Uribe (ex-President) summoned his party for a meeting on Monday to determine what the possibility is that Fico is willing to risk his chance of gaining a seat in the center as a result of being publicly granted a blessing by Uribe.