“The Birth of a Politician” depicts Juan Daniel Oviedo’s debut as a politician during Bogota’s 2023 mayor elections. He ran for mayor of the city and came in second place. It was his first time ever participating in any political election, with his own political party “Con toda por Bogota”. Oviedo defeated the candidate Gustavo Bolivar, representing President Gustavo Petro’s left-wing political party. Bogota is President Petro’s stronghold, a loss of the capital city is a blow to the President and his political party.
Being second runner up granted Oviedo a place in the City Council as the Opposition Councilman, a position which he decided to accept. This marked the turn in his career, from an economist to a politician.
“The Birth of a politician” is an on-going collaboration with Juan Daniel Oviedo.