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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 07:23 UTC

Tag: Raul Sendic

  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:04 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president resigns; Mujica's wife expected to assume

    Sendic and his political mentor, Mujica, are considered responsible for the “technical bankruptcy” of Uruguay's fuels refining and pricing company ANCAP

    Uruguayan Vice president, and head of the Senate, Raul Sendic has stepped down after presenting his “indeclinable” resignation to the ruling coalition plenary and to president Tabare Vazquez, quelling what was becoming a major political and institutional situation given his long string of misconducts, some of them precisely questioned by an ethics tribunal from the coalition.

  • Thursday, June 18th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

    Mercosur/EU hope 'for positive news in third quarter' despite members' domestic problems

    Sendic revealed that not only Argentina has 'difficulties' for a Mercosur/EU accord: the same can be said of several European countries

    The European Union also has difficulties in completing a draft proposal of goods and services to exchange with Mercosur in the search for a long delayed trade agreement between the two blocks, revealed Uruguayan vice-president Raul Sendic during a report to the Senate on his recent 10/11 June trip to Brussels for the Celac/EU summit. However in “the third quarter of the year there should be positive news”.

  • Monday, June 8th 2015 - 09:11 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president travels to Brussels to advance Mercosur/EU trade talks

    “The Uruguayan government has great interest in advancing in accords between Latin America and the Caribbean with the EU” said Sendic.

    Uruguay's vice-president Raúl Sendic and Foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa will be attending this week's summit of EU and Celac leaders scheduled in Brussels, which will also address in the sidelines, current EU/Mercosur negotiations for a wide ranging trade agreement.

  • Friday, March 13th 2015 - 11:38 UTC

    Uruguay looks to Paraguay in support of a more open and dynamic Mercosur

    Uruguayan ambassador Perazza met with Paraguay's deputy foreign minister Rigoberto Gauto to discuss Mercosur and integration

    Fresh from an incident with Venezuela which delayed and displaced a Unasur meeting, the Uruguayan government is looking for closer relations with the conservative administration of Paraguay, putting the emphasis on regional integration but also in making Mercosur a more open and dynamic trade and cooperation block.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC

    Uruguay's Vazquez returns to office a decade later but with a different economic climate

    The incoming and outgoing presidents effusively embrace in the stage mounted in the Independence Plaza

    Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the centre left catch-all coalition to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule. Vazquez, a cancer doctor with a more buttoned-down style than the outspoken Mujica, won 53.6% of the vote in a November 30 presidential run-off, reclaiming the office he previously held from 2005 to 2010.

  • Monday, December 1st 2014 - 08:36 UTC

    Vazquez pledges to work with the opposition in Uruguay's main challenges

    Vazquez becomes the third president in Uruguay's history to be elected twice president. Uruguay has not re-election.

    An hour after voting booths were closed on Sunday, and when exit polls confirmed former Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez had been elected by a wide margin as the next leader of the country, Luis Lacalle Pou rang the winner to congratulate him and wish him the best for the country.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

    Vazquez and Mujica disputing the leadership of Uruguay's ruling Broad Front

    Vazquez victory on Sunday would confirm a third consecutive administration for the Broad Front coalition, in all cases with legislative majority

    On Sunday Uruguayan voters will confirm in a runoff the country's next president, which according to all forecasts will be Tabare Vazquez. An oncologist by training, former president (2005/2009) and former mayor of the City of Montevideo, Vazquez and the Broad Front coalition was just less than three percentage points short of the needed 50% in the first round on October 26.

  • Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:25 UTC

    Uruguay's Sunday election and the ruling coalition furious internal dispute

    Vazquez the charismatic leader capable of attracting independent and middle of the road votes

    On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayan registered voters will decide who will be their next president plus 30 Senators and 99 Lower House members. If no presidential candidate makes 50% of valid ballots plus one, the most probable result a run off takes place at the end of November between the two most voted candidates.

  • Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

    Mujica running for a Senate seat, since he anticipates a weak government

    “The next government will need consensuses which are difficult to work out and I am prepared to help”, said Mujica

    Uruguay president Jose Mujica believes that the next parliament to emerge from the 26 October general election will have a difficult conformation, complicating the government's performance and that is the reason why he accepted to run for a Senate seat.

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