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Opposition parties five points ahead of Uruguay's ruling coalition for October election

Tuesday, September 9th 2014 - 04:57 UTC
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With less than fifty days to national elections when Uruguayans will vote for president and a new parliament (26 October), public opinion polls indicate that the ruling coalition until a few months ago the undisputed winner, faces a runoff and whoever wins will have to rule with a divided legislative. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    I am hoping the gap will widen even further so that Pou can hve the power to make a difference.

    Stopping pot apart from private use and cancelling giving the lazy bastards who won't work money for NOT working would be great. Halving the deadheaded government 'workers' needs to come next and freeing business from the dead hand of the Unions (that might be impossible in SA).

    Yes, if elected Pou has a real job on his hands rowing back 10 years of the commie pratts.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    christine, you are a foreigner.
    you don't have any right to vote or to complain.
    all you can do is to thank them for giving you refuge.

    about their next president, anyone except warmonger vázquez.
    the imbecile is a risk for the region.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @1 ChrisR.
    By that logic does paulcdron not have the right to comment on this subject, as he also is a foreigner to Uruguay?
    Anyways, I like the sound of Pou. I hope he can steer them in the right direction.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    Anyone that might stand up and not allow thieving Argentines to abuse them is:

    “a risk for the region”.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 01:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #2 PC right to vote......of course not, but he does not have the right to complain....really? Is freedom of speech restricted there, is that what you are suggesting>?

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @5 Cap'n Poppy

    No need to try to make pee-cee look stupid. It is the only thing that comes naturally to him. No help needed.
    Argentina is the greatest risk to the region. Publishing lies and not paying debts, sets a bad example to others. It will be good to see Cristina's ally and lap-dog 'No Money, Pepe' pushed aside. Hopefully Uruguay can develop further and build greater links with the Falkland Islands, maybe make some money supporting the oil industry.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Garrett Connelly

    Interesting slant. The people choose their rulers democratically. We very rarely see rotating elected dictators explained so openly.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Polly

    Oh, you are a numbnut and that's for sure.

    I LIVE in Uruguay; you live in the arse crack of SA.

    I have had a full Cedula for a while now; you don’t.

    I pay taxes in Uruguay (as well as the UK); you don’t pay taxes full stop, you have no job, no hope of a real job and no money.

    I don’t have the right to vote in presidential elections but I DO have the right to vote in local elections, so I am told.

    People I meet actually ask me what my views are about Uruguay, and guess what, they ALWAYS agree about ‘No Money Pepe’.

    I was in an Abitab (bill payment business) the other day and in the queue was a mother and her 3 or 4 YO daughter who was screaming her head off and throwing a paddy, you know, just like you do. After several attempts to calm the child, resulting in her screaming louder, the mother said “if you don’t be quiet Pepe will come and get you”. That shut her up.

    Now runaway Polly and scream with the other children, but look out for TMBOA, she might come and get you.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    lol christine.
    you always make me laugh.
    now, i go to pde since i was born.
    i have a lot more rights to opine about their politics, but i do not make all that noise like you.

    you are living in uruguay since a pair of years ago and you act like a patrón de estancia? LOL

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 9 Polly

    But how are you going to afford to go to PdelE now you are unemployed and penniless?

    BTW, I am in my FOURTH year in Uruguay and you have no rights in the country unless you live here, do you?

    Unless of course being an unemployed argie living in the arse crack of SA COUNTS for anything, no, I didn't think it did.

    I bet that made you laugh, not!

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    I'm laughing.
    I'm thinking it may have been paulcedron in that Abitab queue....

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • bushpilot

    “i have a lot more rights to opine about their politics, ”

    I know, I know, arrogant Argies think they have a right to “demand” about any country that won't let them have what they want. Especially their neighbors.

    This guy “paulcedron” is starting to sound a lot like that guy “Stevie”. One disappeared right when the other one showed up too.

    And they both jump all over ChrisR the same way when he talks about Uruguayan politics.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Does he not look like the

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 ilsen

    That would have been funny but it was a little girl and unlike Polly she had a brain in her head: she was wrapping her mother around her little finger. :o)

    @2 Polly
    “about their next president, anyone except warmonger vázquez.”

    BUT WHY was he 'warmongering'? It has just come to me! He went to the States to ask for military help when you bunch of cunts tried that little stunt with the rubber boats and the 50 Cal machine guns on the banks of the Plate and threatened Uruguay. THAT was it wasn't it Polly?

    Timerturd himself 'denied' they were ever going to use the machine guns: it was all Uruguay's fault. Of course it was, we all believed him, NOT.

    There is only ONE threat to the peace of this region and that is you lot of cowards in The Dark Country: 40 million 'brave argies' against a whole 3.3 million of us (I'm in that figure as well). No, that will never happen, you only outnumber us 12:1 and under 1,000:1 you get the shivers, ask the Falklanders.

    When is it EVER argieturds fault? NEVER.

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    3 years ago you didn't even know what a chivito was.
    now, 3 years after, you don´t even know how to say hello in spanish.
    so, what “3.3 million of us” are you talking about, you boludón?
    don´t come here posing as one who knows about uruguay, cause you dont know a shite.

    the only imbeciles who can think about a war (lol) between argentina and uruguay are vázquez the drunk and imbeciles like you.

    what can a newcomer like you know about the ties between the two countries, eh?
    nothing, zero.

    do you think, you asshole, that the location of a pulp mill may cause a war?
    read (if you can read spanish) what the same imbecile said shortly afterwards:

    “Pero estoy de acuerdo con la conducta que está llevando adelante el presidente de la República José Mujica, y el canciller, Luis Almagro, en cuanto a buscar caminos de entendimiento y lograr superar esta instancia que en este momento no es difícil para el país”, aseguró Vázquez.”

    Sep 09th, 2014 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @ ChrisR
    Well, Polly is proving to be an attention seeking little whore ain't she?
    Sole reason to post on this thread is to insult you.
    Obviously disturbed.
    Any news from your 'political watcher' on the recent break in, and if it might affect the election?

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 12:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 16 ilsen

    Interesting you should ask.

    My Escribana who did the legal work on my casa told me that everybody who works for her in the office and the real estate sales office (17 people with the maintenance) want Pepe and the broad fraud (FA) gone. They are sick to death with his little stunts, especially paying the people who don’t work, NOT to work and taking the money from their already meagre pay packet.

    However, I wished I hadn’t have asked that question, she went red in the face and gave me a really bad look and then apologised. She wasn’t upset with me but with Pepe. In the four and a half years I have known her I have never seen that response

    They also worry about the ‘fixes’ that are being done to tie people into the maw of the FA, the break in is seen as most suspicious in this respect but they know that even that won’t be enough if people not receiving handouts get off their backsides and vote.

    So we await the result in hope!

    I do have to smile about Polly though making completely unsubstantiated ‘claims’ about all of us. He must be at the end of his tether with The Dark Country and TMBOA. No job, no prospect of a job, no money, working as a troll AND being an argie. I would imagine he is suicidal.

    I almost feel sorry for him, ha, ha, ha, not in a million years. :o)

    Sep 10th, 2014 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    what an asslicker you are, mrs ilsen. lol
    tragicomic and pathetic.

    i thought you were toy´s biatch, but it seems your situation is even worse.

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Thanks ChrisR. Always interesting to get some news from 'ground level'.
    I was right about paulie-parasito, now he is trying to get my attention. He loves to be whipped into submission by me. This time I will just ignore.

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 09:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 19 ilsen

    You are welcome to him!

    What you can always rely on with Polly is his complete missing of the point, even though he posts it himself.

    The classic example (among many, many) is the final paragraph of @ 18 in argie gibberish, where Vasquez praises the efforts of Pepe and Gollum’s Rent Boy in calming things down with TDC. Of course he would, the 50 Cals that the argies were threatening us with were gone by then.

    Vasquez’s request for help from the States had already worked and scared the argie cowards shitless.

    I wonder if Polly is going into the argie foreign ministry, he has all the attributes for it?

    Sep 11th, 2014 - 11:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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