Fico Gutierrez in his remark to Petro – friend of FARC Chavista, expropriator, friend of FARC

“Fico” was the winner on Sunday, during the consultation of the ‘Team for Colombia’ with a total vote of 2 ‘160.329. votes, equivalent to 54.1% of the total of the votes that were deposited in the internal election process of the coalition.

Gutierrez was present at the first debate on presidential candidates following the legislative elections. He was very measured with Gustavo Petro who won the Historic Pact consultation and Ingrid Betancourt who was an independent candidate. These were his replies.

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The importance of the Sunday’s election outcomes

The first subject of the debate was to look at Sunday’s election result. “It appears to me that there is only one foot in round two, which is a political truth. Fico added, “With humility, I asked us to work together and prevail in round one.”

After the issue, it was brought up the possibility that Team for Colombia would win in the first round. Team for Colombia’s presidential candidate stated that “The numbers speak for itself.” It’s been three years since the creation of our coalition. We’re just a few minutes away from one million votes away from the Historic Pact. It’s very obvious who we are and who we can fight in the next round of elections against authoritarian and populist projects like Petro.

Petro: The toughest questions

Federico Gutierrez challenged Gustavo Petro’s decision to not include Piedad Cordoba on the lists. “How do you claim that you are not accepting any corrupt person on the list, when you’ve got Piedad Cordoba on your list, who negotiated the lives of a lot of kidnapped people, when he became a member of the Chavez regime, which poses dangerous for Colombia? Fico affirmed his solidarity with Ingrid Betancourt who accused Cordoba “trading as kidnapping”.

Gutierrez has launched a vicious attack on Petro, calling him a ally of the FARC.

“Those who attack others, those who kidnapped and took money, and then murdered are the owners and masters of the war. I have had a weapon that was different from yours in my life. I have moral authority for peace talks and will make the FARC, friends, and allies abide by the agreement, because they have not abided by the peace agreement.

Zuluaga and Gutierrez arrive

The next issue that Gutierrez addressed was the return of Oscar Ivan Zuluaga to his campaign: “Zuluaga called me to thank me and pledge to his campaign. I thanked him for his personal position. I’ll be in touch with him. However, I’m going to talk with many different sectors interested in joining our candidacy.” He said that he wasn’t Uribe’s nominee, but would welcome his support.

He stated: “Those who are committed to freedoms and democracy should stand together.” I will meet teachers and members of the cooperative sector. We will set out a national agenda for the country and show how we can help.”

Gutierrez, in the middle of the discussion, criticized Ingrid Betancourt “who is saying that one is the only good choice and that everyone is corrupt or bad.”

She criticized the candidate declaring, “You don’t need to me to tell you that I’m a bad guy since I don’t have a single corruption scandal and I’ve done an appropriate policy.” If I’m elected president, which I’m hoping to be, I’ll unify. They may be left-handed or the center, but I will govern with the most effective.

Ingrid was then accuse of Ingrid of “being patronized by machines like Los Char or Dilian Francisca Toro”. “I am a man of the character. He added, “I will make many alliances, but I’ve got the integrity to refuse violence or corruption.”

“Petro” is dumb

Federico Gutierrez, launched a new pointing at Gustavo Petro by stating that the ex-senator Armando Benedetti, who is in an option to dismantle dominion. When he did not receive any response, he said that the candidate under the Historic Pact “always plays dumb.”

What are the health-related ideas that health professionals offer?

The mayor who was the former mayor of Medellin proposed his vision of a system of health care in the country: “Ideology should not prevail and we must have dignity in health services. We will end the waiting, we are going do prevention and health promotion, articulation avec the IPS, EPS, implement Siga model where triage is carried out, and it is determined which treatment you receive according to your disease.

He said that it is crucial to have improved conditions for health workers and “that these have guarantees of connecting” and said that he would not end EPS and will continue to enhance the system of care. He also said that “EPS that does not work is liquidated.”

Relations with the United States

Answered the question: Would your relationship with the United States be rethought? Gutierrez said he will continue to maintain a bipartisan, positive relationship with the United States. There are still some issues that need to change. We’ll be able to build an environment that allows for production in the country, to ensure that the relationship is not just one of commercial, but also political”

UU is the reason that makes the U.S. so problematic today. It forces us to realize that the world has changed and that they have a country which can produce more food consumption, but also bring good quality products abroad.”

Gutierrez used the opportunity to offer a bid to Petro: “The blockades that you Petro ordered to close roads have had an impact on the cost of food. People ask why the chicken or the egg are so expensive. “You shut down roads” Gutierrez claimed.

Gutierrez repeatedly declared that Petro “is about to expropriate”. He also pointed out that under his administration the peasants will be able to get cheap loans, as well as irrigation districts will be able to grow and the ownership of land will be secured.

Questions for candidates

Federico Gutierrez answered the Duque and Uribe governments by saying: “I am sure that from August 7 onwards all things will be independent of the government. I will continue it and if it doesn’t work I will make improvements.”

He also said that the notion of security was essential but integral and that he’d mix it with social investment. If military forces have to arrive in a territory where there conflicts, for every helicopter that is able to arrive, three will arrive through the aid of social investment.”

Gutierrez posted a scathing critique of Petro who said that the aid they currently receive, via Families in Action, is alms: “To the extent that the state accompanies it, it should guarantee the family the basic necessities of water and energy however, it should not be telling the family to provide him with an opportunity to sell his products and leave the family in poverty. Check out Venezuela.

Pension debate

Gutierrez suggested that in order to improve the situation of pensioners Gutierrez suggested that the “state’s capabilities should be transferred to the territories to increase the money in fixed assets such as roads and schools. Additionally, there are 20 billion pesos of mafia assetsthat do not have to be managed by the state,” he said.

He added that’s why I will create an act to create more domain-extinction prosecutors and judges, so that that money becomes assets for education, health , and a pensions for the three million adults who receive an income.” To top it off He said “the resources exist but you must understand where they are.”

Are you willing to meet the Pope while in the campaign?

The debate focused on visits by candidates Gustavo Petro (and Rodolfo Gutierrez) to Pope Francis. Fico Gutierrez made this point, stating that “those who will visit the Pope will be there because they don’t know the Pope.” I am already acquainted with him, but my appointment today is with the Colombians I have already met the Pope in Medellin, during the papal visit, and I listened to him a lot that day.”

Relations with Venezuela

The final topic was the Venezuelan relationship. Gutierrez said that Maduro’s relationships with Colombia have been through the FARC (the Eln), dissidents, and Petro. Maduro, which is a dictatorship cannot be considered to be a government. However, there is a reality on the other side of the border.”

He added that the use of vehicles must also be permitted due to trade issues, that are still a problem, as criminal groups keep running an illicit economy. Maduro is not recognized as a government. However, business decisions must be taken at the borders.

Gutierrez was speaking about the subject, got into a new clash with Petro in which he claimed that he’s mute to defend “his allies” in reference to Russia, Syria and Venezuela, among others.

He also criticized the notion that Colombia could be separated from oil and coal. “That’s one of the reasons why renewable energy projects like solar or wind are being developed. We are working towards this goal, and are planning to double capacity.

Gutierrez in his farewell as a farewell, stated the following: “Petro. You are Chavez, Maduro, but not Uribe nor Duque. I am the president of the Colombians.”