The presidential candidate Federico Gutierrez is clear that votes are gathered on the street. He has just 32 days to be in the lead for the first presidential round in which he will contest Gustavo Petro, his main opponent for the House of Narino quota in the second presidential round.
Gutierrez was up early Saturday morning to travel to Boyaca. Boyaca is a religious area which Petro visited on Friday. He was the former mayor of Medellin and is now a candidate for center-right.
Fico’s main meeting was held at Tunja Convention Center. There, he met with an extensive group of citizens who supported his candidacy on May 29 in 2009.
With ruana and a plethora of colombians behind Federico’s candidate on the Team for Colombia, Federico posted a video on Twitter in which he thanked the citizens of Tunja and added: “we’re Going to win, we all, we are running for president to transform and unite to Colombia,” said the president’s candidate while capturing a group of supporters and never letting up.
“Happy in Boyaca!” Through closeness, and being the president of the nation and achieving a country in order and filled with opportunities, a country where dreams are realized,” he wrote.
The second person who voted reached the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquira on the route. This strategically located place is where hundreds of followers and loyalists from all over the country meet every weekend. The centr-right’s leader knelt and gave his life to the Virgin in the presence of his followers as well as the faithful waiting for the morning Eucharist.
“I I asked Virgin to give me wisdom. He said that he had sought his help for my family and for all families in Colombia.
The presidential candidate made an video of his visit at that location. When he arrived the building, he was greeted by many individuals who were from the area. They also offered him a hug and wore the representative clothing of the Colombian municipality.
Gutierrez arrived at this sacred temple wearing the traditional Boyacan Ruana, as well as the medal of the Virgin de Chiquinquira on his chest. This gesture of spirituality was something he has been showing throughout his campaign. You may recall that the Antioquian visited Jericho in Antioquia three weeks ago. He also was at Mother Laura’s birthplace which is the sole Colombian saint who was honored recently by Pope Francis.
The candidate from Chiquinquira was able to speak with the citizens and give announcements to those who would be arriving at the palace of the president. “Chiquinquira’s most pressing issues are drinking water, construction and maintenance roads (especially Ruta los Comuneros/Ubate-Chiquinquira) and tourism, which will help to create the economy and create sustainable jobs.”
Fico Gutierrez spoke about his the job market. He claimed that Tunja has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation. His government plan seeks to create “about 21,000 new jobs and at least 300 new enterprises in Boyaca”.
But, he also stated that sustainable mobility must be developed within the department. He said that establishing the Strategic Public Transport System was the top priority. He stated together that he intends to keep his efforts to build roads and cycle routes.
Gutierrez also addressed an email to the farmers of the field as well as the potato “Peasants and the farmers of Boyaca: we will work hard to generate greater opportunities and income for you, and to re-salute the fields,” reads his most recent tweet. Gutierrez is still reaching out to Colombians. He’ll communicate his government’s plan to them and try to be different in the coming Sunday’s election.