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08 May 2022
http://www.elnuevosiglo.com.co/articulos/12-09-2021-federico-gutierrez-entrego-1400000-firmas-para-avalar-su-candidatura-la , the ex-mayor of Medellin, was elected the center-right candidate. He got more than 1.7million votes.
Federico Gutierrez was born in Medellin in 1974 and is the former mayor of Medellin. As a local councilor Gutierrez was a Municipal Youth Councilor, as well as a Municipal Planning Councilor in Medellin from 2003. https://www.laopinion.com.co/elecciones-2022/vamos-garantizar-el-orden-fico-gutierrez is a certified Civil Engineer from the University of Medellin. Additionally https://zonacero.com/politica/fico-gutierrez-llama-la-union-fajardo-para-derrotar-petro-188733 has a Specialization Degree as a Senior Manager and another in Political Science both at the Pontifical Bolivarian University.
But politics was not the only thing that stood out in Federico Gutierrez's career, as he was a Consultant for the firm HGI Consultores and a Resident Engineer for the Company Vifasa S.A, a construction and glass business. He also defends his family. He is married and has two kids.
https://www.portafolio.co/elecciones-2022/discurso-fico-gutierrez-tras-ganar-coalicion-de-equipo-por-colombia-562882 as a council member was a time when he backed Sergio Fajardo's mayoralty and then Alonso Salazar's. In https://federicogutierrez.com/ , he changed his plans and became the Mayor's Office of Medellin. Like all mayors facing the Hidroituango projects the mayor was affected by corruption. He was also implicated in the Panama Papers investigation by Daniel Coronell for keeping his cash in tax havens, as well as for corruption.
He even met with ex-mayors who he had a relationship with. He has recently stated that he was in solidarity "because I don't believe that one makes this decision to make tunnels for diversion fall and one is in solidarity while certain sectors are targeted by the political strategy".
A new presidential race
The so-called Experience coalition, which later was renamed the Team for Colombia, was established in October 2021. As a Center-right coalition, Federico Gutierrez won the candidacy and now has the support of people like Paola Holguin, a congressman from the Democratic Center, who in 2022 tried to obtain a new seat.
In Fico Gutierrez , on several occasions, he has reiterated that his administration model is from public management for the common good and has also stated that politics is a vocation career. Gustavo Petro received the second most votes, and Fico or Fico, as he likes being called, will represent the left in Antioquia.