• Brewer Bauer posted an update 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Since Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez, the Colombian presidential candidate has been the strongest. This isn’t the first time his name appears on an electoral ballot. In fact, he was the city’s mayor and councilor in Medellin. Fico Gutierrez It 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 conservative movements. Fico (47 years old) is now the most prominent opposition of Gustavo Petro. His victory in the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most well-known politicians in Colombia.

    The presidential campaign just started. Whether Medellin’s former mayor will be able to become the ultimate counterweight against petrismo will be dependent on the alliances are formed and the talks which he engages in. Fico Gutierrez He will need to unify the right as well as conquer the center electorate, which was weak and lacking a leader who was strong on Sunday. In order to do that, he would need to avoid the same thing he has avoided to date by not appearing in the same photo with the former president Alvaro Uribe. Today, for only the second time in the last 20 years it is clear that the support for Uribism instead of adding could subtract. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But, he must convince the center that it is going to decide where it wants to move,” Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario) says.

    As it moves towards joining forces with the CD in the region which is where uribism is the most prevalent issue This Monday Fico has already achieved its first triumph. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga who was at one time a presidential candidate, stepped aside to acknowledge the few chances he had of competing with him. The next step is to see whether the entire Uribismo that was without a candidate and a single candidate, will support the candidate. Uribe is expected to accept his supporters and try to persuade his electorate using the classic issues of Colombian right. This shouldn’t be difficult. His speech of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of our country” has already shown him that he is able to add votes. He confirmed this with the consultation on elections, as it was done in the past in Antioquia’s Mayor Office. While in Arauca in Colombia, which is an extremely violent region, Fico said that “the bandits in prison” or “in the grave”. Fico knows the Colombian legal system, but this is not enough.

    Basset says, “We aren’t in 2018 when the fear of the left has was a success,” Basset points out that Fico could be denied Uribe’s blessing, because Alvaro Uribe is no longer a holder of the title of the absolute leader since 2002, when the country has elected him president. This does not mean that Uribismo’s vote, regardless of whether they do not match the criteria are not important to Gutierrez. Fico Gutierrez As was the case this Sunday, or when he tried to gain access to Medellin’s mayor’s post, Uribe supported Gutierrez even though he was the candidate for the party. Uribism is also the reason for this win. Now his ability as a negotiator is measured by his ability to convince the right but not to spend all of his money on that alliance,” Basset warns. Andres Medjia vergnaud made a comment on the relationship of the former president with Fico. “The biggest issue of Federico Gutierrez’s is that he would like Uribismo to vote for him, but without Uribe as a picture and a persona, it’s not a good fit for his style.”

    While on the left there is only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right, there’s one man that is headed towards the presidential elections until Fico is able to negotiate, or if he manages to negotiate – convinces him to step aside and give him his support. Rodolfo Hernandez remains in the race, despite having launched independently. Former mayor of Bucaramanga builter and millionaire, who managed to position himself very effectively in the polls, thanks to his anti-corruption stance in a lighthearted manner is one of the candidates Gutierrez must add to his list of accomplishments in order to win the fight to petrismo.

    Gutierrez is likely to have lots to negotiate before he thinks about possible presidential formula names. However what Gutierrez has is the cooperation and support of the other candidates in the Team for Colombia presidency. It is not little. Fico Gutierrez The two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo who is a Christian party leader who vote judiciously following the directions from the lectern in his church.

    The Conservative Party was strengthened, and won the biggest right-wing vote, with over two million votes. The Conservative Party also enjoys the backing of the U Party. Fico Gutierrez This party had an outstanding vote in legislative with more than 1 million votes. The support of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who didn’t let a long time pass after Sunday’s elections in order to accept his defeat in the event of a potential confrontation with the votes of the right, will give Fico a new push in a sector of conservatism however, it distances Fico from votes that could be cast from the center. The announcement of Alvaro Uribe, the former president, who called his party to a meeting Tuesday, will determine if Fico will sacrifice his chances in the center to openly proclaim himself to be the Uribe that is blessed.