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  • Monday, December 7th 2020 - 09:05 UTC

    Uruguay's twice president Tabare Vazquez dies: kilometers of vehicles followed the funeral procession

    The funeral procession left on Sunday, 13:00 hours from Town Hall where Vazquez was first elected mayor

    Two times former Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez died early morning Sunday in Montevideo at the age of 80 after suffering from lung cancer and pancreatic metastasis. By early afternoon and following on the family's wishes Vazquez was buried in a private ceremony at the La Teja cemetery, the working neighborhood where he grew up.

  • Monday, November 25th 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Uruguay's presidential runoff results delayed because of the very tight results

    Lacalle Pou managed some 29.000 difference over Daniel Martinez. (Image: Sebastian Astorga)

    Uruguay Sunday's presidential runoff results have been so tight that the Electoral Court will only make a definitive announcement sometime late this week after it has completed counting all votes, including some 34.000, classified as “observed”. This is because the difference between the two candidates is some 29.000 votes.

  • Saturday, November 23rd 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Uruguay Sunday's presidential runoff, a multicolor power switching with strong winds of change

    Luis Lacalle Pou (left), who opinion polls anticipates up to 8% advantage over his rival for Sunday's runoff: Daniel Martinez (right), the incumbent and dullest candidate of  leftist Broad Front

    This Sunday 2.7 million Uruguayans will cast their ballots in the presidential runoff, which according to all opinion poll forecasts, will have Luis Lacalle Pou, the leader of an opposition multicolor alliance as head of the Executive next March, but equally significant, power switching, it will mark the end of fifteen years of almost undisputed predominance of a catch-all coalition, Broad Front, which ruled South America's smallest country for three consecutive five-year mandates.

  • Tuesday, November 19th 2019 - 23:41 UTC

    Uruguay presidential elections: Lacalle Pou would widely win, according to polls

    51% of the electorate would vote for the opposition candidate Lacalle Pou and 43% would vote for the ruling party candidate, Daniel Martínez.

    After a long election campaign, Uruguayans live the last days before the second round of the presidential elections, which will take place on Sunday, November 24. The latest polls before the ballotage positions the nationalist Luis Lacalle Pou as the next president of the country, breaking the hegemony of the left that the Frente Amplio (Broad Front) imposed in the last 15 years.

  • Saturday, November 16th 2019 - 09:41 UTC

    Uruguay election runoff: “Game over, I'm the boss”, Mujica tells the incumbent candidate

    Ex president Mujica openly criticized Martinez during a political rally

    Next 24 November Uruguayans will cast their runoff ballot to elect the next president, scheduled to take office in March 2020. The dispute is between the two winners of the first round on 27 October, the candidate from the ruling coalition that has enjoyed fifteen years in office, and the leader of the opposition who has managed to conform a working “multicolor” majority in the next Legislative, and is ahead in opinion polls tendencies.

  • Thursday, November 14th 2019 - 09:57 UTC

    Uruguay presidential debate focused on economy and security ahead of the ballotage on November 24

    A cold and serious handshake ended the debate between the opposition candidate, Luis Lacalle Pou, and the ruling party candidate, Daniel Martínez

    In a tense debate a week and little of the second round of the presidential election in Uruguay, on Wednesday night the candidates offered profound differences both in terms of economy, public security and the country's positioning in foreign policy mentioning the dictatorship of Venezuela.

  • Wednesday, October 23rd 2019 - 21:54 UTC

    Uruguay Sunday’s general election: To a second ballotage and without parliamentary majority

    With these elections, the era of “tetrapartidism” is beginning in a country where the presidency had been historically debated practically between two political parties

    On Sunday, October 27, in Uruguay, a new president, and Parliament will be elected. According to pollsters, the same parties as in 2014, the official Frente Amplio (FA, Broad Front) and the conservative National Party, will go on second ballotage in November. However, the novelty is that the Legislature will be made up of a minimum of six parties (a historical record) and a maximum of nine.

  • Monday, July 1st 2019 - 09:59 UTC

    Uruguay: No surprises in a primary with a record of candidates

    The former mayor of Montevideo, Daniel Martínez (right), Senator Luis Lacalle Pou (center) and the liberal economist Ernesto Talvi (left): the three candidates for the presidency of Uruguay

    In a primary election full of new faces and overshadowed by accusations of “dirty” campaigns, there were no surprises in the results of the internal elections of Uruguay's main political parties, according to the data of the pollsters. Daniel Martínez (Frente Amplio), Luis Lacalle Pou (National Party) and Ernesto Talvi (Colorado Party) will represent the three parties with the greatest adhesion in the country, starting a new stage in the national elections in October.

  • 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.

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