Fico Gutierrez and the danger of "Uribe’s candidate"

Since the election on Sunday night Federico Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate, has been the most ferocious. This isn't his first appearance on an electoral card. was councilor and mayor in Medellin. in national elections, where he received more than two millions votes in the Team for Colombia coalition, was that he was deemed the preferred candidate of conservative groups. Fico (47 year old Medellin) is at the time, Gustavo Petro's primary opponent. 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 largest political forces. is only beginning , and whether the former mayor of Medellin is able to become the true counterweight to petrismo will depend on the alliances and negotiations which he will be able to forge from this point on. Not only will he be expected to bring together the entire right under his command, but also must conquer a section of the electorate at the center which was sunk on Sunday with any remarkable leadership. To achieve this, he'll have to continue to avoid appearing in the same picture as Alvaro Umribe. This is what was his practice up to this point. For the first time in the past 20 years, there is an open acceptance of uribism instead of adding, could reduce. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He must make an alliance, on Uribe's behalf and the Democratic Center. However, the challenge is convincing Uribe and the center, which must decide on its course," Yann basset, analyst at the University of Rosario.

Fico's first triumph was announced this week as it was moving towards the alliance with CD, where uribism is a prime target. The candidate of that party until this Monday, the former presidential candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took the initiative to step back, acknowledged the few opportunities to compete with him and offered his support. Now , will be interesting to see if Uribismo's entire collective that is without a representative, follows in his footsteps. Uribe should be willing to his supporters and try to persuade his electorate by addressing the traditional issues of Colombian right. This shouldn't be difficult. The speech he delivered about "security", “order", "opportunities", and "love the country" already showed that he has added voters. He verified it this Sunday during the consultation on elections the same way he had done before during his time at the municipal office of the capital city of Antioquia and was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. said, "The bandits were either in jail or in grave," while he was visiting Arauca an area which is particularly susceptible to violence. Fico is aware of what Colombian rights are but it's not enough.

"We are not in 2018 when the fear of the left worked well, this time, voters are not affected by fear," Basset points out. Analysts say that Fico may not receive Uribe’s blessing because Alvaro Uribe has been stripped of his entire leadership role from 2002, when he was elected president. However, this does not suggest that the Uribismo votes are insufficient to Gutierrez. It could be due to the fact that they're lower than table. Uribism was also crucial to this win (winning in the coalition). Basset warns that Basset's ability to negotiate will now be evaluated. He has to convince the right but not entirely on the alliance. Andres Mejia vergnaud, an analyst, discusses the relationship between Fico and former president. "The great difficulty for Federico Gutierrez, however, is that he would like Uribismo's vote, but without Uribe's photo because it doesn’t suit him to be his choice."

Gustavo Petro (left) is the only leader. Gustavo Petro (right) remains the one who is looking to win the presidency unless Fico (if negotiations are successful) convinces Fico to let him go and offer him his backing. Rodolfo Hernandez, who launched independently, is still in the race. Gutierrez will need to include the former Bucaramanga mayor, millionaire and builder in his list of accomplishments in order to stop the petrismo.

Gutierrez will have a lot to discuss before he begins thinking about possible presidential formula names. However the one thing Gutierrez has is the support and cooperation of other candidates on the Team for Colombia presidency. It is not little. 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 an Christian party leader, who vote judiciously according to the instructions from the lectern at his church.

In addition to the resurgence of the Conservative Party - it achieved the most votes of the right-wing forces for Congress with over two million votes - it is also backed by the U Party, which also enjoyed a strong vote in the legislative with less than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga's support, who did not let the Sunday's elections be lost in order to accept his defeat before a potential conflict for votes from the right, gives Fico a boost in a section of conservatism but also distances him from potential votes from the middle. Uribe from the past was the party's leader who summoned his party for a meeting Tuesday night, stated that Fico could risk his chances of becoming a center-party leader as a result of being openly in love with Uribe.

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