He returned to the political arena to try to defeat the extreme left. But Oscar Iván Zuluaga, the candidate that Uribe's party chose on Monday, does not have the same wind in favor, in 2014. Against Juan Manuel Santos could win, in fact he beat him in the first round and lost the final battle for a Rosary of plays of his rival. Now the panorama is very different, the fight for the crown will be tougher and more open.
Whoever was Minister of Finance of Álvaro Uribe, among other public positions, has extensive experience and is a moderate man. So much that the surveys put forward and seemed like the favorite of bases and Internet users, for their strong pure positions, was the Senora Senora María Fernanda, protagonist of an aggressive, radical and imaginative campaign in social networks . She seemed that she would have the top of the democratic center and, nevertheless, she lost against the candidate who preferred the Parliamentary Group and the Duke Government itself. CABA has been a strong criticism of the Executive to consider it warm against issues such as the peace process with the FARC.
"We do not have to give up our principles to build a Colombia that will tolerate differences," Zuluaga said after knowing that he was led to the party he founded next to Uribe. "We have to find points of coincidence with most Colombians. Only then can we get the victory."
The democratic center opted for a unique methodology. Two reputable surveying firms, the National Consulting Center and Yanhass asked 4,200 party members and supporters, so that a commission will then ponder the results and throw a winner among the five aspirants. Analyst Rafael Nieto, Senator Paloma Valencia and the former Governor of Casanare, Alirio Barrera, completed the quintet of aspirants.
Zuluaga announced that it will travel the country to listen to the demands of its compatriots and made it clear that it does not close doors to any partnership of the presidential elections of May 2022. The closest to him and the only ones who congratulated him were the members of the called the Coalition of the Experience, a provisional name of a group of ex Mayors and other former high-right positions, all aspiring as a headquarters, and that they will define their candidate in March of 22.
You can not rule out that even Zuluaga ends up giving the head to whoever wins from them.
In Colombia it is customary that both parties and coalitions that are formed for some elections, choose their heads into consultations that celebrate together with the local elections that take place two months before the presidential ones and where anyone can vote. The other coalition, baptized of hope and that it claims to be from pure center although it has socialist members, intend to do the same.
Both coalitions intend to get into second round with Gustavo Petro, the leader of the historical pact, a movement of recent creation, which brings together the extreme left, such as the former Farc of Common, and to politicians of different parties and a more moderate socialist trend. All the surveys AUGURAN that PETRO will achieve a wide vote, but far from 51% that he needs to proclaim president.Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 11:02