Federico Fico Gutierrez has been the most reliable presidential candidate of the Colombian in the last few days, starting on Sunday night. <a href=""></a> Although it's not the first time his name is mentioned on electoral cards - he served as the Medellin mayor and councilor - this is his first time to run for president in a national election. With over two million votes in the Team for Colombia coalition alliance, they consider him an ideal candidate for conservative groups and those who are concerned about a leftist presidency. Fico (47 years old) is now the main opposition of Gustavo Petro. <a href=""></a> His victory through the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most prominent political figures in Colombia.<br/><br/>The presidential campaign is only getting underway. How former Mayor Medellin is able to combat petrismo, forge alliances with other countries will determine the success of his campaign. <a href="">Fico Gutierrez</a> It is not enough to bring all right-wingers under his banner, but he will also have to conquer a portion of the center's electorate which, on Sunday, was disintegrated and lacking remarkable leadership. To achieve this, he will have to ensure that he does not appear in the same photograph as Alvaro Umribe, which has been his strategy to date. Today's public acceptance of uribism is a first in 20 years. Instead of adding, it might subtract. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to create an alliance with Uribe's Democratic Center (CD), however, he must also try convince Uribe's central.<br/><br/>Fico has won its first victory this Monday , on its path to a pledge of allegiance to the CD. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga the former presidential candidate, decided to step down, recognized his few options of competing against him, and offered his support. It will be interesting to check to see if the Uribismo group, which was left without a representative until Monday, offers its support. Particularly, in the event that Uribe declares his support publicly and tries to convince voters of the traditional issues of the Colombian right, which should not be a problem for Uribe. <a href="">Fico Gutierrez</a> His speech of "security", "order", "opportunities" and "love of our country" already showed him that he is able to add votes. He confirmed it on Sunday with the electoral consultation, as he did before when he was in the municipal office of the capital of Antioquia, where he was popularly known as the sheriff of Medellin. When he visited Arauca in Colombia, which is one of the most violent regions Fico stated that "the bandits were in jail" or "in a grave". Fico is very conscious of the Colombian right's choices, but that will not suffice for him.<br/><br/>"We aren't in the year 2018 when the fear of 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 in the event that the Alvaro Uribe figure isn't the one the country has known since 2002 in the year 2002, when Uribe was elected president. But this does not mean that the votes of Uribismo even if they fall below the table aren't important to Gutierrez like what happened on Sunday or as happened in his first attempt to get into the city's mayor's office in Medellin in the past, when Uribe did not hesitate to support him over the candidate from his party. <a href="">Fico Gutierrez</a> Uribism is also the reason for this victory in the coalition. His ability as a negotiator will be measured: to convince the right but not to spend everything for this alliance," Basset warns. Andres Mesjia Vergnaud, analyst commenting on Fico's ties with the former president: "The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez's desire to win the votes of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe as it does not suit him to become his candidate."<br/><br/>On the left there's only one leader, Gustavo Petro, on the right, there's one man that is headed towards the presidential elections, unless Fico - - again, in the event that he is able to negotiate - convinces him to step aside and support him. Rodolfo Hernández who was uninvolved, is still in contest. Gutierrez is expected to have a list of accomplishments to include the ex-mayor of Bucaramanga who is an architect and millionaire.<br/><br/>Gutierrez has lots of work to complete before he even considers the names of his presidential formula. What Gutierrez already has is the support from the other candidates for the leadership of the Team for Colombia alliance. It's not all that. There are by his side two former mayors Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and a woman, Aydee Lizarazo, of an Christian party, who usually votes judiciously as ordered at the lectern of his church.<br/><br/>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 has the sympathy of the U Party, which also received a rousing election in the legislature, winning just over one million votes. The backing of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, who didn't let a long time pass after Sunday's elections and apologize for his loss in the event of a potential confrontation with the right-wing votes, provides Fico an opportunity to gain momentum in the conservative wing, but distances Fico from possible votes from the middle. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he is willing to risk his chance at the center in order to enjoy the privilege of being the fortunate recipient of Uribe's blessings.

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