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  • Wednesday, September 13th 2017 - 18:01 UTC

    Mujica's wife Lucia Topolansky becomes Uruguay's vice-president

    The General assembly session convened at 10:00 in the morning and following a brief recess, at 10:40 Senator Lucia Topolansky took the oath of office.

    Uruguay has a new vice-president following the resignation of the questioned and discredited Raul Sendic. On Wednesday mid-morning, Lucia Topolansky, wife of ex president Jose Mujica received unanimous support from the General Assembly (123/123). Under the Uruguayan constitution the head of the most voted Senate group of the winning party in the last election, in this case the MPP (Popular Participation Movement), leads in the presidential succession line. She is the first woman to occupy such a post.

  • Saturday, September 9th 2017 - 20:04 UTC

    Uruguay's vice-president resigns; Mujica's wife expected to assume

    Sendic and his political mentor, Mujica, are considered responsible for the “technical bankruptcy” of Uruguay's fuels refining and pricing company ANCAP

    Uruguayan Vice president, and head of the Senate, Raul Sendic has stepped down after presenting his “indeclinable” resignation to the ruling coalition plenary and to president Tabare Vazquez, quelling what was becoming a major political and institutional situation given his long string of misconducts, some of them precisely questioned by an ethics tribunal from the coalition.

  • Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

    Mujica wishes Argentina and Macri 'the best', but has fears about 'institutional stability'

    “From the deepest of my heart I wish things in Argentina turn out positive, the best possible for its future government and Mr. Macri”, said Mujica

    Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina “the best” with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.

  • Monday, May 11th 2015 - 08:47 UTC

    Uruguay's local elections: no major number surprises but interesting changes in the political map

    Daniel Martinez is the next mayor of Montevideo, which holds almost half of Uruguay's electorate

    Uruguay Sunday's department and municipal elections resulted mostly as forecasted with no major surprises, and as advanced by MP 9 May, in the capital Montevideo, with half the country's electorate, the two promising candidates have effectively been the elected mayor, Daniel Martinez and Edgardo Novick, a successful businessman and non political figure, who now becomes head of the opposition.

  • Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 10:21 UTC

    On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayans vote for their local authorities

    Lucia Topolansky, former First Lady, Daniel Martínez and Edgardo Novick are the main competitors in Montevideo of Sunday's vote

    On Sunday May 10, Uruguay is holding county and municipal elections with 2.6 million eligible voters (out of a population of 3.3m) in an event which will be more centered on local issues and thus will not necessarily replicate the absolute majority vote of the ruling coalition in last October/November presidential and legislative election.

  • Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 06:42 UTC

    Mujica's wife will run for mayor of Montevideo, Uruguay's main electoral base

    Senator Lucia Topolansky “knows the real Montevideo because she's in contact with the people”, argue her supporters

    Senator Lucia Topolansky, the wife of outgoing Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, will run for mayor of Montevideo in the May 2015 elections, representatives of the governing centre leftist Broad Front coalition announced this week.

  • Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:25 UTC

    Uruguay's Sunday election and the ruling coalition furious internal dispute

    Vazquez the charismatic leader capable of attracting independent and middle of the road votes

    On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayan registered voters will decide who will be their next president plus 30 Senators and 99 Lower House members. If no presidential candidate makes 50% of valid ballots plus one, the most probable result a run off takes place at the end of November between the two most voted candidates.

  • Wednesday, October 15th 2014 - 07:54 UTC

    Mujica running for a Senate seat, since he anticipates a weak government

    “The next government will need consensuses which are difficult to work out and I am prepared to help”, said Mujica

    Uruguay president Jose Mujica believes that the next parliament to emerge from the 26 October general election will have a difficult conformation, complicating the government's performance and that is the reason why he accepted to run for a Senate seat.

  • Monday, June 30th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

    “FIFA leaders are a bunch of old sons of bitches”, said Uruguay president Mujica

    The incident took place at the Carrasco airport on arrival of the Uruguayan national football team from Brazil   (Pic TV12)

    FIFA leaders are “a bunch of old sons of bitches” and could have imposed sanctions “but certainly not fascist sanctions” complained Uruguay's president Jose Mujica referring to the suspension suffered by Uruguay's scorer Luis Alberto Suárez who was banned for nine matches and with four months of complete football inactivity.

  • Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 - 05:51 UTC

    Uruguay's primaries give birth to a new young leader in the ruling coalition

    Raul Sendic is 52, is young for a coalition with leaders in their seventies: Mujica, Vazquez and Astori

    Yet more surprises from last Sunday's primaries in Uruguay to choose candidates for the October presidential election. Not only did the main opposition vote overwhelmingly for renewal, but now it has emerged that in the ruling coalition, which suffers from a generation of Jurassic leaders, a young challenger has emerged as the most voted and is now demanding a place in the presidential ticket.