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2022-01-27T12:10:44.777Z

Gustavo Petro, Sergio Fajardo and Federico Gutiérrez participate in the first Prisa Media electoral debate for the elections in Colombia



On May 29, the first round of the presidential elections will be held in Colombia. The candidacies are still very open and the fragmentation of the vote forces all the candidates to unite under coalitions that multiply their chances of winning at the polls. Prisa Media brings together this Thursday three of the candidates with the most options to stay in the race for the presidency. The left-wing leader, Gustavo Petro, starts as a favorite in all the polls and his candidacy as head of the Historical Pact is taken for granted. It is the rival to beat for all. He is accompanied by Sergio Fajardo, the best placed according to the polls to lead the coalition of the center, and Federico Gutiérrez, the former mayor of Medellín who stands out slightly in the polls to win the candidacy of the coalition of mayors,that brings together an enormous regional power. This Thursday's appointment, which will be moderated by the journalist Roberto Pombo, will help clear the way to the polls.

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Good morning early risers!

In a minute the electoral debate for the presidency will begin and the right-wing coalition –Team for Colombia– will be representing the candidate with the most options, Federico Gutiérrez, also known as Fico.

Gutiérrez is a civil engineer, former mayor of Medellín (2016-2019), and although he is launched with signatures and as an independent, it is believed that he is the candidate that former President Álvaro Uribe would support, whose candidate (Oscar Iván Zuluaga) has not yet taken off in the polls. . 

Camila Osorio5min ago

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There are a few minutes left before the first major electoral debate begins and in the Ágora, a convention center located in the center of Bogotá, the candidates are ready for the meeting that will be moderated by the journalist Roberto Pombo and that will reach more than 10 millions of people.

Gustavo Petro arrives as the candidate with the best position in the polls;

the former mayor of Medellín Federico Gutiérrez will have to first defeat four other candidates from the right-wing coalition Team for Colombia;

while Sergio Fajardo does so in the midst of a fracture in the Centro Esperanza Coalition that has been revealed in recent days.

Catalina Oquendo12min ago

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Hello, welcome to the Prisa Media debate with the candidates Gustavo Petro, Sergio Fajardo and Federico Gutiérrez.

At the head of all the polls, the leftist Petro is the candidate to beat.

An economist by profession, at 61 he has been a guerrilla member of the M-19, senator and mayor of Bogotá.

In 2018, he lost to President Iván Duque in the second presidential round, but obtained more than eight million votes (43%) and has practically been campaigning ever since.

On this occasion, he theoretically concurs for now as a pre-candidate for the Historical Pact, a motley coalition, but tailor-made for him, in the inter-party consultations on March 13.

In his case, it is almost a formality, since it is the only clearly consolidated candidacy in the opinion polls

Santiago Torrado14min ago

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Hello!

This morning begins the first presidential debate of Prisa Media for the Colombian elections and the team of correspondents of EL PAÍS in Colombia together with several colleagues from the newsroom in Mexico will be telling you live the details of this meeting that will bring together Gustavo Petro, Sergio Fajardo and Federico Gutiérrez, the three candidates best positioned at this time in the polls.

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Catalina Oquendo19min ago

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