Fico Gutierrez and his words to Petro as a an ally of the FARC, chavista and expropriator

The consultation of the Team for Colombia' saw Fico Gutierrez win with a vote total in over 2 ’160.329. This is equal to 54.1 percent of the total number of votes that were deposited in the electoral process internal to of the coalition.

Gutierrez was present during the first presidential debate candidates following the legislative election. He was measured against Gustavo Petro, the winner of the Historic Pact consultation, as well as Ingrid Betancourt - an independent candidate. These were his questions.

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Importance of Sunday's election results

The initial topic of the debate was the outcome of the election on Sunday. "It appears to us that we have one leg in the second round, which is an actual political reality. Fico replied, saying that his aim was to win unison during the initial round. This is because many of the country is at risk.

After the issue was raised, there was the possibility that Team for Colombia would win in the first round. Team for Colombia's presidential candidate stated that "The figures speak for itself." Our coalition was the youngest and it's been around for three months. We are still seconds away of the Historic Pact. This makes it clear what our coalition is and whether we will be facing populist or authoritarian projects like Petro.

The toughest questions to Petro

Federico Gutierrez was questioned by Gustavo Petro during the debate about the inclusion of Piedad Cordoba in his lists. "How do they say that you don't want to accept people who are corrupt on your lists, if Piedad Cordoba was on the list while he negotiated for the lives of so many kidnapped persons, and also when it became part of the Chavez regime, which poses an issue for Colombia?" Fico said that Cordoba was "trading with kidnapping" and he was in support of Ingrid Betancourt.

Gutierrez has slammed Petro in the past and later declared him a friend of the FARC.

"Those who slayed others as well as those who abducted or extorted people to murder are the owners peace. We're masters of war. I've lived my whole life with a weapon other than yours. I am morally able and can speak of peace and will ensure that your friends and allies accept the agreements.

Arrival of Zuluaga to the Gutierrez campaign

Gutierrez's second topic was Oscar Ivan Zuluaga joining his campaign. Gutierrez said that Zuluaga called him to express his congratulations and also to support his candidacy. I expressed my gratitude to him for his position personally. I'll talk to him. But, I'm also going to talk with many other sectors that are interested in joining our campaign." Gutierrez said that he was not Uribe's choice for president, but would accept the support of Uribe. said: "Those who are committed to freedoms and democracy should be united." I will meet up with teachers. Along with the cooperative sector, we will present a national plan to the country.

Gutierrez at the center of the discussion, criticized Ingrid Betancourt "who is saying that there is only one good person and that everyone else is bad or corrupt."

She was critical of the candidate, saying: "You don’t have to tell my bad intentions, since there's not a single corruption scandal and that I’ve implemented a well-planned policy." If I'm elected president, which I'll be, I will unite. They may be from the left or from the center, but I will be governed by the highest quality.

He then responded to Ingrid's claims of "being supported by machineries like Los Char and Dilian Francisca Toro". "I am a person of character. He said that although he will form many alliances but he's a man of character and will not allow corruption or violence to be part of any.

"Petro is playing stupid"

Federico Gutierrez, in an attempt to point out Gustavo Petro, stated that Gustavo Petro is in the company of Armando Beenedetti, a former senator who has started a process of extermination. And when he did get no response, he claimed that the candidate for Historic Pact "always acts dumb."

What health care plans do health advocates have in mind?

"Ideology shouldn't be the sole factor in determining health care. We need dignity for healthcare services," said the former mayor Medellin. We are determined to stop the lengthy lines. We will encourage health and wellness, as well as integration between the IPS and EPS implementation of the Siga method, in which triage is carried out and determines which clinic you'll receive treatment based on the severity of your illness.

He said it was crucial to have more favorable conditions for health professionals and "that these have guarantees of connecting" and clarified that he will not stop EPS, but will continue to enhance the system of care. But, he also said that "EPS that doesn't work" is to be liquidated.

Relations with the United States

In response to the question: Will you consider rethinking your relationships with the United States? Gutierrez stated that he would maintain a positive, bipartisan relationship towards the United States. There are some things which need to be addressed. We will try to create an economic system that produces across the country. This will create more of a political and commercial relation.

UU is the reason that can make the U.S. so problematic today. It is a reminder that things are changing, and that they have a country that can produce more food consumption but also export quality items to foreign markets.

Gutierrez utilized the occasion to bid on Petro: "The blockades that you Petro demanded to close roads had an impact on the cost of food items. It is often a mystery to people why chicken and eggs cost so much. He said it was due to the fact that the roads were blocked. stated that Petro "is poised to expropriate". He also pointed out that under his administration, peasants will receive cheap loans, as well as irrigation districts, and the ownership of land will be secured.

Questions from applicants to candidates

It was up to Federico Gutierrez to answer his position in front of the Uribe and Duque government: "I am clear that beginning on August 7, all that is working, regardless from the state, I'll continue it, and what doesn't work, I will work to improve it," he said.

He said that although security is essential, it is integral. But, he stated that he will mix security with social. Three helicopters will be arriving with social investment if the military is required to be deployed in a conflict zone.

Gutierrez posted a criticism on Petro. He stated that Petro is giving them the aid they currently receive through Families in Action. Check out Venezuela and you will see the Chavez model.

Pension debate

Gutierrez suggested that in order to improve the situation of pensioners Gutierrez suggested that the "state's capabilities be transferred to territories to boost the amount of money invested in fixed assets such as roads and schools. Gutierrez stated that 20 billion pesos belong to mafia-related assetsthat aren't required to be managed across the entire state.

He stated that he will create a law to allow more domain extinction prosecutor. The funds will be used to finance health and education as well as the pension system for 3 million pensioners. He added that "the resources are available but you have to locate them."

Do you want to make an appointment with Pope Francis on the campaign route

The debate discussed the visits of presidential the candidates Gustavo Petro, Rodolfo Gutierrez and Pope Francis. In this regard, Fico Gutierrez pointed out that "those who are going to meet with Pope Francis is because they are not familiar with him. I am already acquainted with him, but my meeting today is with Colombians I have already met him in Medellin in the course of the papal visit. was listening to him for a long time the day."

Relations with Venezuela

The final discussion was about the relationship with Venezuela, to which Gutierrez pointed out: "Maduro's relationship with Colombia has been through the FARC and the Eln dissidents, dissidents Piedad and Petro. Maduro is a dictatorship and is not recognized as a state. There is however a real world at the frontier."

He added that the use of vehicles should also be allowed due to trade issues, that are still a problem, as criminal groups keep an illegal economy. Maduro is not recognized by the government. Business decisions have to be taken at or near the border. was speaking about the issue and had a new confrontation with Petro. He claimed that he is not silent to defend "his Allies", which refers to Russia, Syria, Venezuela and many others.

He also voiced his disapproval of the plan to decouple the Colombian economy from coal and oil. "That's why renewable energy projects are in the works in the form of solar and wind. We are working toward this goal and hope to double our capacity.

Gutierrez as a way to say goodbye, said the following: "Petro. You are Chavez, Maduro, but not Uribe, nor Duque. I will be the president of the Colombians."

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