Hester Rouse posted an update 2 days, 12 hours ago
As of Sunday night, Federico Fico Gutierrez is the most stable candidate for president in Colombia. This isn’t the first time that his name has appeared on an election ballot. In fact, he was both the councilor and mayor of Medellin. It was his first election in the national arena. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They believe he could be a candidate from the right-wing movements. Fico (47 years old) is now the main candidate of Gustavo Petro. His victory in the Historic Pact movement made him one of the most prominent politicians in Colombia.
The presidential campaign is only starting. Whether the ex-mayor of Medellin can be the true opposition to petrismo is contingent on the alliances and negotiations that he will make from now on. He must not only unite the entire right but also conquer just a tiny fraction of the center electorate which was shattered on Sunday. To accomplish this, he must remain adamant, just the way he has been with AlvaroUribe in the same image. http://www.instagram.com/ficogutierrez/ , for the first-time in 20 years, open support for uribism may be a good thing instead of reducing. “Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to create an alliance with Uribe’s Democratic Center (CD), but he will also have convince Uribe’s central.
Fico that is a coalition partner with the CD in which uribism is a major issue, has achieved its first victory on the road to an alliance. thebogotapost.com/fico-eyes-colombias-presidency-an-interview-with-pre-candidate-federico-gutierrez/49519/ was the candidate for that party’s presidential run. Now, we’ll see whether the entire Uribismo, which was left without one is in support of his candidature. Particularly, in the event that Uribe gives his support openly and attempts to convince voters of the classic concerns of the Colombian right, which is not that difficult for him. His speech of “security”, “order”, “opportunities” and “love of the fatherland” already demonstrated that he has the ability to increase votes. This past Sunday, he confirmed this at the election consultation. The same thing happened while in Antioquia as mayor. He claimed, “The bandits were either dead or in prison,” while he was visiting Arauca, a region which is particularly susceptible to violence. Fico is aware of what Colombian rights like, but that won’t be enough.
Basset says, “We aren’t in 2018 when the fear of the left has worked well,” Basset suggests that Fico might not be able to receive Uribe’s blessing due to the fact that Alvaro Uribe isn’t the supreme leader that the nation has seen since 2002 which was the year that Uribe was elected president. But this doesn’t mean the Uribismo votes aren’t enough for Gutierrez. It could be due to the fact that they’re lower than table. “This victory is also because of Uribism. The ability of his negotiator will be measured: to convince the right but not to spend all of his money for that alliance,” Basset warns. Andres Mesjia Vergnaud, analyst comments on Fico’s relationship with former president Uribe: “The great difficulty of Federico Gutierrez’s desire for the votes of Uribismo but without the photo of Uribe as it does not make sense for him to be his presidential candidate.”
Gustavo Petro is the only leader on the left However, Gustavo Petro is the only one on the right. Fico, if he can negotiate, will convince him to provide his backing and then quit. Rodolfo Sanchez, who campaigned on his own, is still in the race. Gutierrez should include in his list former Mayor Bucaramanga who is a billionaire builder who managed to win in polls due to his speech against corruption in a humorous voice.
Gutierrez has a lot to negotiate before he thinks about potential formulas for the presidency. However, what Gutierrez has is the trust and cooperation of other candidates on the Team for Colombia presidency. It’s not much. The two ex-mayors, Enrique Penalosa of Bogota and Alex Char of Barranquilla; the leader of the Conservative party David Barguil and Aydee Zarazo, a Christian party leader who are judiciously voting following the directions from the lectern at his church.
Alongside the stronger Conservative Party (which won the most votes among right-wing forces for Congress by more than two millions votes) Additionally, it is supported by the sympathy of U Party, which had an exceptional vote at the legislative level, with less than a million votes. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga was there to support Fico. He didn’t go home from Sunday’s election without taking the opportunity to play down his defeat and keep out of a battle for votes of those on the left. This gives Fico an edge in a particular sector of conservatism. But this also shields him from possible votes from the center. The words of former president Alvaro Uribe says, who invited his party for a meeting on Tuesday, will be the definitive information needed to decide in the event that Fico risks his chances in the center in exchange for being openly the blessing of Uribe.