Fico Gutierrez and the risk of coming to recognize himself as Uribes candidate
Since the night of Sunday, Federico   Fico Gutierrez , the Colombian presidential candidate has been the most powerful. This isn't the first time that his name appears on an electoral ballot. In fact, he served as the councilor and mayor of Medellin. It was his first national election. The Team for Colombia coalition won more than two-million votes. They consider him to be a candidate for the conservative movement. Fico (47-year-old Fico), as he's referred to is the principal opponent of Gustavo Petro. He was, with the Historic Pact, one of three winners in the election that determined who would represent the three major political forces.
The presidential campaign has just begun. If Medellin's former city mayor will be able to become the ultimate counterweight against petrismo will be contingent on the alliances are formed and the talks that he holds. It is not enough to bring all right-wingers under his banner, but will also need to win over an element of the center's electorate which, on Sunday, was broken and lacking in leadership. To do this, he must continue to avoid, just as he does so far with AlvaroUribe, in the same picture. Today, the acceptance of uribsm has now been expressed in a public manner. It's now possible to subtract instead of add, which is the first time this has occurred in 20 years. "Federico Gutierrez faces a dilemma. He is required to be a part of the Democratic Center, Uribe’s political party. But he also has to convince the center that it will decide where it wants to take the center," Yann Basset (an analyst and professor at University of Rosario) says.
As it moves towards an alliance with the CD which is which is where uribism is the most prevalent issue This Monday Fico has already won its first victory. The candidate for that party until this Monday, former president aspirant Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, took a step aside, recognized his limited chances of competing with him and gave his support. It will be interesting to see if the whole Uribismo group that was without a spokesperson until Monday, will offer support. Uribe will be able to support his candidate in public and persuade his voters through his presentation of the issues that make up the Colombian left. This shouldn't be a problem for him. He has already demonstrated that he is able to increase votes by his remarks about "security"," "order" and "love for the homeland". https://thebogotapost.com/fico-eyes-colombias-presidency-an-interview-with-pre-candidate-federico-gutierrez/49519/ confirmed this on Sunday at the electoral consulting, as he did previously in Antioquia's municipal offices, in which there was also a name for him: the sheriff of Medellin. "The bandits are in prison or in a grave"" Fico stated recently on a visit to Arauca which is one of the areas that is particularly targeted by violence. Fico knows the Colombian legal system, but that is not enough.
Basset states that we are not in 2018 when the fear of a Left was effective. "This time the people don't have the fear." According to Basset, the fact that the image of Alvaro Uribe is no longer that of the absolute leader that the nation had since 2002 in the year he was elected president for the first time. Moreover, the fact that his party known as the CD has been through a difficult time and could see Fico avoid receiving or even openly Uribe's approval. https://www.elespectador.com/politica/elecciones-colombia-2022/oscar-ivan-zuluaga-adhiere-a-fico-gutierrez-para-unir-a-la-derecha-contra-petro/ doesn't mean Uribismo's votes, even if they do not match the criteria don't matter to Gutierrez. In the case on Sunday or in his attempt to reach Medellin's mayor's office, Uribe supported Gutierrez even while he was a candidate for his party. Uribism is also the reason for the victory. Basset warns that right now, his negotiation skills are going to be constrained. "To convince the right, but not to spend all of his money on this alliance, will be his test." Andres Mejia Vergnaud who is analyst, comments on the relationship between Fico and the former president. "The most difficult thing for Federico Gutierrez, however, is that he would like Uribismo's vote, but without Uribe's photo because it's not his style to be his choice."
Gustavo Petro is left-leaning, while Gustavo Petro is right-leaning. However, Fico - if he can reach a compromise and convince Gustavo Petro to support him. Rodolfo Hernandez, who launched independently, is in contention. https://www.eluniversal.com.co/politica/conozca-a-fico-gutierrez-candidato-de-equipo-por-colombia-a-la-presidencia-AX6257332 must include in his list former Mayor Bucaramanga who is a billionaire builder who was able to win in polls because of his speech against corruption in a humorous voice.
Gutierrez has a lot to negotiate before he thinks about formulas for the presidency. But the one thing Gutierrez does have is the support and cooperation of the other candidates for the Team for Colombia presidency. It's not just little. He is surrounded by two former mayors, Enrique Penalosa (Bogota) and Alex Char (Barranquilla); the leader of the Conservative party, David Barguil, and one woman, Aydee Lizarazo, of a Christian party, who normally is a judicious voter, as directed at the lectern of his church.
The Conservative Party has been strengthened by receiving the biggest support from right-wing groups with over two million votes. In addition, the U Party has shown sympathy for the Conservative Party. They also have a strong vote, less than 1 million votes, in the legislative. https://zonacero.com/politica/fico-gutierrez-llama-la-union-fajardo-para-derrotar-petro-188733 supported Fico and didn't take until after the results of Sunday's election to concede defeat in front of a possible confrontation with the votes for the right. This gives Fico an additional push in a segment of conservatism and keeps him farther away from the middle. According to Alvaro Uribe, former president, Fico will have to decide if he's willing to risk his chance at the center in order to enjoy the chance to be most blessed by Uribe.