Uruguay

Uruguay
Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front headed for parliamentary majority

If Vazquez wins the runoff, he will have ensured a majority in the Senate for the ruling coalition

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition, despite pollster forecasts to the contrary, confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after the Sunday presidential election that left Tabare Vazquez as favorite to succeed José Mujica as head of state.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Reelected Dilma and Cristina Fernandez will discuss “strengthening Mercosur”

Rousseff and CFK will convene in Brisbane at the upcoming G20 summit scheduled for November 15 and 16

The reelected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff called President Cristina Fernandez on Monday to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations following victory at the polls, as well as organizing a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Vazquez anticipates victory in November and pledges consensuses with other political forces

On Monday “we begin a new chapter in the struggle to reach the presidency”, said Vazquez to a massive crowd at a rally in downtown Montevideo.

Uruguay's ruling coalition Broad Front presidential candidate Tabare Vazquez underlined on Sunday night that his political force received the most votes and is in the “threshold” of again having a parliamentary majority; however he anticipated he was willing to work to reach consensuses in political and social issues with other parties or groupings.

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Bordaberry pledges support for Lacalle Pou in the 30 November runoff

The Colorado party lider next to Lacalle Pou (L) announcing he would support the National party in the November runoff.

Pedro Bordaberry, the Colorado party presidential candidate who did not make it to the runoff in Uruguay's Sunday election, announced the country 'urgently needs changes' and in this new scenario National party candidate Luis Lacalle Pou is the option.

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.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

Uruguayan candidates end campaigns with their minds on a November runoff

Vazquez appealed to all Broad Front militants to vote on Sunday and called to defend 'joy and happiness'

The three main presidential candidates for Uruguay's Sunday 26 October election closed their campaigns on Thursday evening with three huge political rallies that gathered thousands of militants and put an end to months of travel, speeches, flesh pressing and baby kissing, in what could prove to be the tightest race in recent years.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Uruguay pollsters agree on a runoff and divided parliament, on Sunday' election

Incumbent Vazquez, and opposition leaders Lacalle Pou and Bordaberry will be deciding who's the next president

The last round of public opinion polls in anticipation of Uruguay's Sunday general election (Executive and legislative), released on Wednesday evening by the main television channels, shows that the next government will not enjoy a majority in congress and there will be a presidential runoff at the end of November.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Mujica says people who like money too much must be kicked out of politics

Mujica said that the politician's job or rather what he should target is “love and acknowledgement from the people”, and certainly not money. (Pic CNN)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that the people “who like money too much must be kicked out of politics” because they are a 'real danger' and can get confused with what is the prospect of “a good government”, and make citizens non believers in the system.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 10:02 UTC

Uruguay faces the most competitive election since the return of democracy

President Mujica has an impressive home and international acknowledgement

Uruguay is less than four days away from Sunday 26 October general election with opinion polls unable to forecast a clear winner, and a strong possibility that the left wing coalition could lose its legislative majority enjoyed in the last ten years and even the Executive.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

First time voters in Uruguay more attracted to opposition candidate Lacalle Pou

Lacalle Pou as a younger candidate (41) is more attractive to new voters and to those who favor experiencing change.

Uruguay's general elections next Sunday are not only a neck-to-neck dispute between the two main presidential candidates, (unpredictable only six months ago), but are also revealing that the ruling coalition has lost its dominant allure over new voters, according to pollsters.

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