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Bordaberry pledges support for Lacalle Pou in the 30 November runoff

Monday, October 27th 2014 - 06:46 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    It will require a much better argument than either leaders have used so far to convince floating voters to get The Broad fraud chucked out.

    Can it be done? I can only hope so, but 600,000 government 'workers' who do not know the meaning of the word and hundreds of thousands of 'poor' people aka lazy bastards on government handouts of taxpayers money are a big hill to climb.

    Oct 27th, 2014 - 12:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you are banned from voting
    keep it shut please

    Oct 27th, 2014 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 POLLY

    You are not in Uruguay, you have the same chance to vote as me: NONE.

    I live here and pay taxes here without representation so I will say and do what I want as long as it is within the law.

    Oct 27th, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    We took the streets, Chris. Now you know what la Tronca meant, Tronco. :)

    By the way, we got parlamentarian majority as well.

    And hey, Chrissy, no a la baja!





    Oct 27th, 2014 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    That would be a neat trick as you do not live in Uruguay.

    BTW nobody is president yet.

    Oct 27th, 2014 - 09:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Come on, old boy. Dance with your country.

    Be happy.


    Oct 28th, 2014 - 12:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Oli

    Hi Chris5,

    Just wondering if you could provide evidence of these 600,000 government workers and the hundreds of thousands of dole receivers?

    The link below states that 12% of the labor force are in the public service (dropping 2% since 2005).. where are the other 400,000?


    Oct 28th, 2014 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 7 Oli

    Let us get the terms correct here. I am referencing ALL government employees, not those just in ‘public service’.

    Uruguay has a monopoly on all the major utilities: UTE, electricity and holiday camp; ANCAP, fuels and some Portland business (not a monopoly) until recently run by the crook Sendic our almost VP who ‘lost’ U$D300M but the Broad Fraud won’t allow an investigation; ANTEL, telecoms and the best managed government business by far; OSE, water and run efficiently; BROU, the biggest banking business in the country; BSE the biggest insurance business (some of the satellite offices are sub-contract) and almost a monopoly;

    Then we come to ‘public service’; oh what a laugh that gives anybody who has had the ‘experience’ of the definition of Uruguay ‘service from the government. Police; Customs; teachers (worth every pesos); Immigration, probably the worst run and managed government service in the country. So backward and over managed it belies belief; ALL of the usual Departments of State, Foreign, external relations (I used to think this was the same as foreign but I am told it isn’t), etc., some medical services; Armed Forces; the property confiscated by government for not paying the taxes, notably the recently refurbished Cassasco Casino and the Hotel Argentino in Piriapolis (though these may be sub-let)and I am confident that there are many more Broad Fraud fingers in pies (I haven’t got a handle on the final death throes of PLUNA)

    I cannot give you a link but am more than pleased to tell you how I know.

    I was told the same number on three separate occasions, no collusion possible, by three different people none of whom know any of the others, all who told me it was a ‘government’ figure.

    Now, do I believe the ‘paper’ or these people. Mmmm, I think you know the answer to that.

    Oct 28th, 2014 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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