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

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • Frank

    ' and ... Uruguayan voters are quite sophisticated and not all will follow their leaders as sheep.'

    Toto , I feel we 're not on Argentina any more....

    Interesting that, like Australia, voting is compulsory...

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 1 Frank

    I wished I shared your confidence in the voters of Uruguay.

    Never overlook the bribery effect of 'No Money Pepe' and his social programme, the one where he gives handouts to people not working. He's too stupid to realise that they won't work then, anyway.

    Guess who the lazy bastards will be voting for: Vasquez.

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argenfellow

    @1 Frank

    'Toto, I feel we're not on Argentina any more...'

    Voting is also compulsory here, in Argentina . Appart from that trifle, I warmly congratulate you on the quick grasp of the merits of the uruguayan voter: his (or her) lucid search for the excepcional, the uncommon; vouched by the result of the former election : nowadays, ALL uruguayans are aware that President Mujica has been only one, and never will be another. SOPHISTICATION: the right word in the right place, for the right country (“como el Uruguay no hay”).

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Uruguay pollsters can agree in whatever they wish.....
    Fact is that the Frente Amplio gana por robo, gana...
    Greetings to all Rochences...
    El Think.

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 06:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Go away Think and sort your own problems out in Patagonia where you are squatting on Amerindian land. The rebel province of the Banda Oriental wants nothing to do with your corrupt lot. Uruguayans know what a democracy is and the rally by La Campora and Scioli in Colonia did not improve the Frentes chances,rather the reverse.

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) Redpoll

    As far as I know you are an Engrish born British citizen, permanent resident in Uruguay who doesn't speak that much Spanish and that has NOT opted for Uruguayan citizenship...

    So, please, don't play “Native” on me....
    You Haughty Engrishmen would rather die than go native...

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Typical troll behaviour. Attack the messenger not the message. Glad to hear you have gone native.Native of what? The Falkland islands?

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 09:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (7) redpoll

    Your haughty Ex-Pat Engrisman message to me was loud and clear...: “Go Away”

    For your info, I'm a born South American, a Mercosur and an Argentinean citizen with no plans whatsoever of going away nowhere...

    Oct 23rd, 2014 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argenfellow

    @5 redpoll

    “out in Patagonia where you are squatting on Amerindian land.”

    By the way, Mr. Redpoll, does your memory keep any recollections on something queer about the sudden “disappearance”, in the XIX Century, of the CHARRÚA indians, the original inhabitants of the República Oriental del Uruguay...?

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I just love it when a resident (perhaps) of TDC claims to speak Spanish, PMSL.

    What argies speak can in no way be considered as Spanish, even what the Uruguayo speak, which is closer, is laughed at in Spain.

    So the question is this: who cares WTF argies say about anybody, especially those paying their taxes in their new country?

    A clue: it's like looking at your shoe when you have stepped on something brown and nasty and smelling like an argie.

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argenfellow


    Oh...! Generals Beresford and Whitelocke underwent the experience in Buenos Aires, in 1806 and 1807. However, they tested the stuff, and judged it exquisite.

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 11 Argenfellow

    Just remind me how long ago that was?


    Wow, you argies like to press your luck!

    Try 1982. That's only 32 years ago and I believe you recently gave The Cowards of the Continent a losers medal for that.

    The only grumble I had with The Blessed Margaret was that she listened to Raygun Ronnie Reagan when he asked her to “go easy and leave them dignity”. Shows how much his old brain had gone by then.

    What we should have done was to destroy all argie infrastructures and put you where you belong: the Dark Ages as befits The Dark Country.

    At least it would have stopped you being a pain in the culo for the Falklands.

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 07:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argenfellow

    @ 12

    I could NEVER imagine such anatomical vulgarity in one of Her Majesty´s possessions...!!

    Oct 24th, 2014 - 11:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @9 yes I quite agree with you about the extinction of the Charruas. A dark page in our history. Bernabé Rivera was a psicopath. Just a question. Who exterminated the Charruas in Enter Rios?

    Oct 26th, 2014 - 01:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Argenfellow

    @14 redpoll :

    “Who exterminated the Charrúas in Entre Ríos?

    Excuse me, but I know nothing of that sort in Entre Ríos, unless you appointed to ”maladies of 'civilization' “ :alcoholism, syphilis, etc. .Apart from them, racial intermix was rather quick in the province, as well as in Brazil, and so it seems correct to consider extinct the charrúas as a pure ethnological category.Even so, the 2001 census recorded 676 charrúas in the Province, most of them of mixed ancestry. But I´ve found nothing that even remotely may evoke ”ethnic cleansing”, let alone occurrences as the Salsipuedes massacre. However, as these last are frequently hidden or ignored by local historians-for obvious reasons- I´ll be obliged if you could grant me any data on the matter.

    Oct 27th, 2014 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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