Fico Gutierrez, and the risk of coming to recognize himself as "Uribe's candidate"

Fico Gutierrez, and the risk of coming to recognize himself as "Uribe's candidate"

Since the night of Sunday, Federico Fico Gutierrez had been the most solid choice for the presidency of Colombia.érrez Although this isn't the first time his name is mentioned on electoral cards - he served as the Medellin mayor and councilor in the past - it was his first run at a national election. With more than two millions votes in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance, they consider him an ideal candidate for conservative groups and those who fear the possibility of a leftist president. Fico (Medellin 47 years old) who is popularly known, is, since last night and currently is the primary adversary of Gustavo Petro, who with the Historic Pact movement was one of the winners of the election day that defined who will be the representatives of the three main political parties.

The presidential election is just starting. The way the former mayor from Medellin will be able to combat petrismo, forge alliances with other nations will determine his chances of success. He will have to not only unify the entire right, but also take on just a tiny fraction of the middle electorate, which has been shattered on Sunday. He must keep his distance from the previous president Alvaro Urbine, something that he has not done previously.  Fico Gutierrez Today, for only the second time in 20 year, the open support of Uribism instead of adding could be a negative. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He needs to be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But he also has to convince the center that it will determine where it will move," Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at the University of Rosario) says.

Fico is on its journey to join forces with the CD, the heart of uribism as of Monday Fico is already preparing for its first win. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga (the former presidential candidate) left the stage and admitted his inability to compete with him. He expressed his assistance. Now we will have to see if the entire Uribismo group that is without a representation, does the same. Particularly if Uribe is willing to openly support and tries to convince voters of the most basic concerns of the Colombian right, something that will not be so difficult for Uribe. His speech of "security" and 'order  opportunities, and love of the country' have already demonstrated that Uribe is able to add votes. This Sunday, he verified this at the election consultation. This was done before while in Antioquia as mayor. He said, "The bandits were either dead or in prison," while he was visiting Arauca which is a region which is particularly susceptible to violence. Fico knows what the Colombian rights are but it's not enough.

Basset said the fact that "We're not in the year 2018 when the fear generated by the left had worked," and that the electorate isn't being swayed by fear this time around. The analyst claims that Fico could not be granted Uribe's blessing because Alvaro Uribe has lost his absolute leadership role from 2002, when he was elected president. However, this does not mean the Uribismo votes are insufficient to Gutierrez. It could be due to the fact that they are lower than the table. Uribism was also instrumental in this victory (winning in the coalition). Basset warns that right now, his negotiation skills are likely to be restricted. "To convince the right, but to not invest all his resources in this alliance, will be his test." Andres Méjia Vergnaud reflects on the relationship between Fico's former president and Fico. He states that Federico Gutierrez wants Uribismo votes but not Uribe photographs because it's not the right thing for him to be his own candidate.

Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, and Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can reach a compromise to be able to convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo who was an independent candidate, is still in contention. Gutierrez must mention the accomplishments of the former mayor of Bucaramanga and millionaire builder, Rodolfo Hernandez if he is to fight petrismo.

Gutierrez has a lot to talk about before even considering names for his potential presidential strategy however, what he has is the backing of other candidates competing to be the leader of the Team for Colombia coalition. This isn't just a small number of. Two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota), Alex Char (Barranquilla) as his companions; David Barguil (leader of the Conservative Party) as well as Aydee Zarazo (a Christian party member who votes according to church orders.

The Conservative Party was strengthened, and it won the largest right-wing vote, with more than 2 million votes.  Fico Gutierrez It also has the support of the U Party. This party was able to win a rousing legislative vote with more than 1 million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga supported Fico and didn't take long after Sunday's elections to accept his defeat in the face of a possible conflict with votes from the right. This gives Fico an extra boost within the conservative wing and keeps him farther away from the middle. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chances at the center for the opportunity to be fortunate recipient of Uribe's blessings.