Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate, has been the most powerful. Although this isn't the first time his name appears on an electoral cards - he was the Medellin mayor and councilor in the past - it was his first run to run for president in a national election. With over two million votes cast in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance they believe he is an attractive candidate for conservative parties and those who are concerned about the leftist presidency. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he's known is the principal 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 campaign for president is only starting. Whether the ex-mayor of Medellin can be the true anti-porrismo force depends on the alliances and negotiations which he develops in the coming days. It is not enough to unite all the right under his banner, but he will also have to conquer a portion of the electorate in the center that has been, as of Sunday, broken and lacking in leadership. In order to do that it will be necessary to continue avoiding, as he has done to date, appearing in the same photograph with the former president Alvaro Uribe. Today, for the first time in the past 20 years, there is an open support for uribism, rather than adding, can subtract. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must make an alliance, Uribe's side, with the Democratic Center. However, the challenge is convincing Uribe and the center, which is the one to determine its future direction." Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.
Fico that is in coalition with the CD in which uribism is the main focus, has had its first victory on the way to an alliance. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was the candidate of the party's presidential bid. We will now have to determine if the whole Uribismo collective who is without a representative, will do the same. Particularly in the event that Uribe declares his support publicly and tries to convince his electorate with the classic issues of the Colombian right, something that should not be a problem for Uribe. The speech he delivered about "security", “order", "opportunities", and "love the land" has already showed that he has added voters. This Sunday, he verified that at the consultation on electoral reform. The same thing happened while in Antioquia as the city's mayor. In a recent trip to Arauca (an region that has been particularly hit by violence), he stated "The bandits are locked up or are in graves." Fico is well aware of the Colombian right's choices but that doesn't suffice for Fico.
Basset says, "We aren’t in 2018, where the fear of the left has was a success," Basset says Fico is not likely to receive Uribe's approval even if the Alvaro Uribe figure isn't the one we have seen since 2002 which was the year that Uribe was elected president. However, this doesn't suggest that the Uribismo votes are not enough to Gutierrez. https://www.facebook.com/FicoGutierrez could be due to the fact that they are less than the table. Uribism helped in the win in the coalition. Basset warns now that his negotiation skills will be analyzed. In relation to this alliance between the former president and Fico, an analyst Andres Mejia Vergnaud explains "the biggest problem for Federico Gutierrez is that he is seeking the votes of Uribismo but not the photo with Uribe because it does not make sense for him to be his candidate".
Gustavo Petro, the leader of the left is the only one who can lead, but Gustavo Petro, the leader of the right, is still running for president. If Fico – again, in the event that it is possible, convinces him to not step aside and support him. Rodolfo Sanchez, who ran on his own, is still in the race. The former mayor of Bucaramanga who is a builder and millionaire, who has been able to present himself well in the polls thanks to his anti-corruption speech in a lighthearted manner and is a candidate Gutierrez will have to add to his list of achievements in order to win the fight to petrismo.
Gutierrez has a lot to sit down to negotiate before even thinking about names for his 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. And it's not little. https://forbes.co/2021/11/25/precandidatos-presidenciales/es-increi... has by his side two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and one woman, Aydee Lizarazo. https://www.instagram.com/ficogutierrez/ are members of an Christian party who typically makes judicious decisions based on the instructions from the lectern in his church.
The Conservative Party has been strengthened by receiving the biggest votes from right-wing parties with over two million votes. Furthermore the U Party has shown sympathy towards the Conservative Party. They also had an outstanding voteof just over 1 million votes, for the legislative. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who did not let many hours pass following the results of Sunday's elections, to assume his defeat before a possible confrontation for the votes of the right gives Fico the chance to push forward within the conservatism sector and swayed Fico from possible votes from the middle. The declaration of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party to a meeting Tuesday, will establish the extent to which Fico is willing to sacrifice his chances at the center to be openly the blessed Uribe.