Uruguay's Interior Minister Jorge Larrañaga has died of a heart attack at the age of 64, President Luis Lacalle Pou announced Saturday. “Jorge Larrañaga passed away. Very hard! I've learned to love and respect him. He was affectionate even in the harshness of the battle. We have competed, we have cooperated, we have respected each other. He was at his best. RIP,” Lacalle Pou posted on Twitter.
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.