After the voting on this Sunday, in which Uruguayans went to the polls in a referendum to decide whether to keep or repeal the flagship legislative package of President Luis Lacalle Pou's government, the preliminary results ended up giving the victory to the ruling coalition, albeit by a very slim margin.
The Uruguayan Electoral Court started counting the votes cast for the referendum against the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), the main project of the Government of Luis Lacalle Pou, after the closing of the more than seven thousand centers enabled in the country at 19.30 local time.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou expressed his view in favor of voting Nay during Sunday's referendum to decide whether to repeal or not 135 provisions out of 476 of the so-called Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), which has been a pillar of his administration.
Former two-time Uruguayan President Julio María Sanguinetti said it was wise to compare his country's situation with that of Argentina so that people could know what is at stake next weekend at the referendum on whether to repeal or not 135 provisions of the so-called Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC).
Former two-time President of Uruguay Julio María Sanguinetti Friday said the National Human Rights Institution (INDDHH) was helping criminals by opposing certain provisions within the Law of Urgent Consideration that may end up repealed through a referendum later this month.
At least 51% of Uruguayans still approved of President Luis Lacalle Pou's management of the country, according to a survey by Opción Consultores published Tuesday.
Uruguay is going through a 24-hour strike called by the labour union Pit-Cnt to demand better wages and working conditions, to defend national development and state-run companies and, most importantly, to say “yes” to the repeal through a referendum 135 articles of the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC).
The Government of Uruguay Monday announced a small reduction in the price of fuel at pumps due to the use -for the first time- of the new Import Parity Price (PPI) adjustment formula devised by the current administration.
Uruguayan opposition politicians Thursday filed a petition before the Electoral Court to call for a referendum to repeal several articles of the Urgent Consideration Law (LUC) passed last year.
Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica Wednesday launched an appeal to call for a referendum to revoke 135 articles of a government's Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), which his opponents describe as retrograde.