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Tag: Uruguay elections

  • Friday, November 11th 2022 - 20:17 UTC

    Slight drop in Uruguayan President's approval

    President Lacalle still has an 11% positive image surplus

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou of the Multicolor coalition and Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse of the opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) were both shown to have a 47% approval rating, according to a survey from the Equipos Consultores firm. Disapproval of Lacalle's administration went up from 32% to 36%, it was also reported.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 - 10:06 UTC

    Government rotation in democratic Uruguay: business as usual

    Lacalle Pou taking the oath of office in the Parliament along with most voted senator, José Mujica

    It was a March sunny Sunday in Montevideo, and for the solid democracy of Uruguay, business as usual. An outgoing center government was replaced by a center-right coalition that emerged victorious from the runoff last November. Despite fifteen years in office, three mandates, Luis Lacalle Pou, 46, is the new president for the next five years and for the first time with a woman vice president, notary Beatriz Argimón.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monday, October 28th 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Winds of change in Uruguay: ruling coalition stumbles, next government will be “multicolor”

    With the former mayor of Montevideo as presidential candidate, the Broad Frond garnered 38% of the vote. Image: Sebastián Astorga

    Winds of change have swept in Uruguay. After fifteen years in office, and enjoying an absolute legislative majority, the Broad Front could lose control of the Executive on 24 November, when a runoff is scheduled among the two most voted candidates this Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Friday, September 6th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguay farmers gathered in Montevideo to protest against the government: clashes with the police

    The mobilization was interrupted when trying to move to the Presidential tower. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Horses, tractors and hundreds of rural producers from all over the country gathered in front of the Uruguay Parliament on Thursday to denounce the problems that the agricultural sector is experiencing and criticize the government for not listening to the proposals of the Un Solo Uruguay (One Uruguay) movement. The political, non-partisan movement brings together producers and actors of the rural environment and the interior of the country.

  • 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.

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