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Montevideo, July 17th 2019 - 16:35 UTC

Tag: Broad Front

  • Monday, July 1st 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Uruguay presidential election campaign takes off, following on Sunday's party primaries

    A former mayor of the city of Montevideo, and a Senator, head of the opposition are the most serious candidates to be elected the next Uruguayan president according to the results of the political parties' primaries held this Sunday. General elections in Uruguay are scheduled for the end of October, and a month later a runoff in case no candidate manages a 50% majority of votes cast.

  • Thursday, June 20th 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Uruguay holding presidential primaries on 30 June: three main candidates outstand

    Ex Montevideo mayor Daniel Martinez; National Party leader, Luis Lacalle Pou and ex president Julio María Sanguinetti

    The last Sunday of June Uruguay will be holding presidential primaries when political parties will be choosing their candidates for the coming election scheduled for next October. There are over a dozen hopefuls, but only three, maybe four or five can be considered sufficiently strong as to be taken into account. After all from one of these parties will come the next president of Uruguay, since there is no consecutive reelection in Uruguay.

  • Friday, December 21st 2018 - 19:39 UTC

    Uruguayan Senator Daniela Payssé dead at 72

    Payssé was not feeling well on Thursday and decided to go see a doctor.

    Uruguayan Broad Front (FA) Senator Daniela Payssé passed away Friday of a heart attack in Montevideo, Tourism Minister Liliam Kechichian announced. Payssé was 72.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 20:24 UTC

    Uruguay: No position on the FTA with Chile after an official plenary

    Economy Minister Danilo Astori said that the government's opening policy is not supported.

    The plenary of the leftist coalition Broad Front concluded on Sunday with a motion that postergates de decision over the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile, defining to leave the decision on whether or not to support the agreement, delaying the debate to a future plenary whose date is not yet defined. The decision was voted after counting an erroneous sum of the votes in the first instance in which the motion to debate the issue in the plenary had won. However, the votes of the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU) had been put on the wrong side.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Mujica supports the FTA with Chile: Piñera begins his commercial tour avoiding Uruguay

    Mujica said that before “a weakened Mercosur”, Uruguay has to look for alternative incentives to improve trade stability.

    While Chilean President Sebastián Piñera started a commercial tour in Brazil last Thursday, in which he avoids Uruguay because the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile is blocked in the Uruguayan Parliament since 2016, ex-president José Mujica explained that he supports the FTA with Chile in order to look for “the best incentives to ensure commercial stability.” The bench of former president Mujica and the communist party refuse to approve the commercial agreement.

  • Saturday, June 11th 2011 - 11:16 UTC

    President Mujica claims attempts to weaken him government “so I have to leave”

    Vice President Astori reaffirmed loyalty and support for the president several times

    A controversy over land taxes inside the Uruguayan government exposed claims from President Jose Mujica that “meetings are taking place to debilitate his administration and even possibly remove him”

  • Thursday, April 14th 2011 - 02:30 UTC

    Uruguay Senate annuls amnesty bill benefiting the military but triggers further controversy

    Senator Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro voted partisan but later resigned to his bench

    A closely divided Senate has passed legislation to overturn an amnesty for human rights crimes committed by the military and security forces during Uruguay's 1973-85 dictatorship, overruling voters who in two referendums upheld the law in 1989 and 2009. The decision triggered strong controversy in the Uruguayan political system.

  • Monday, March 28th 2011 - 01:27 UTC

    Lula da Silva says Latin America’s left is a model for developed countries

    The Brazilian president said the Broad Front was the inspiration for the Workers party born in 1980

    Brazilian former president Lula da Silva underlined the significance of Latin America’s left and its responsibility as a model for developed countries in crisis, during a political rally in Montevideo to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Uruguayan ruling coalition, Broad Front.

  • Friday, March 25th 2011 - 16:50 UTC

    Uruguay celebrates 40 years of the ruling coalition with Lula da Silva

    The massive concentration next to Town Hall

    Uruguay’s ruling coalition is celebrating its fortieth anniversary with a massive political rally in downtown Montevideo where the main speaker will be the former Brazilian president Lula da Silva.