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  • Monday, July 15th 2024 - 22:02 UTC

    Uruguayan presidential candidate meets with Spanish PM

    Orsi (R) met with Sánchez, who chairs both the PSOE and the Socialist International (SI)

    Uruguayan Presidential hopeful Yamandú Orsi met Monday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez at the Spanish Worker Socialist Party (PSOE) headquarters in Madrid to discuss matters concerning the global left in a move to “promote the exchange of experiences and strategies,” according to Montevideo outlets.

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  • Monday, July 1st 2024 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay's internal elections: Delgado, Orsi, and Ojeda to vie for Presidency

    The left-wing Frente Amplio surpassed initial expectations, while Ojeda and Delgado, as expected, became the candidates of the Partido Colorado and the Partido Nacional.

    Uruguay's internal elections concluded yesterday, confirming Álvaro Delgado, Yamandú Orsi, and Andrés Ojeda as presidential candidates for their respective parties. The elections, held amidst a notably low turnout, saw some unexpected developments, particularly within the Frente Amplio (FA) and the Partido Nacional (PN).

  • Friday, June 28th 2024 - 10:56 UTC

    Uruguay’s internal elections: Key players and possible outcomes

    Delgado, Orsi and Ojeda lead the polls in Uruguay's three main parties.

    As the internal elections for Uruguay’s major political parties approach next Sunday, the consulting firm Opción Consultores has released a public opinion report evaluating the potential impact of voter turnout on the outcomes for the Frente Amplio (FA), Partido Nacional (PN), and Partido Colorado (PC). The report, released this Thursday, provides a detailed analysis of how varying levels of voter participation could influence the percentage of votes each pre-candidate might receive.

  • Monday, May 6th 2024 - 15:50 UTC

    Uruguay: National Party leader arrested for fabricating assault claims against candidate Orsi

    Orsi (left) told reporters that he and his lawyers will go to the “bottom” of the issue because they suspect that this media stunt was put together by someone who is “behind” Papasso (right).

    In Uruguay, the unfolding saga surrounding the allegations against former Canelones department (province) mayor and current Presidential pre-candidate for the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Yamandú Orsi, has taken a dramatic turn as Romina Celeste Papasso, a leader of the National Party (Partido Nacional), was arrested on Monday for fabricating false accusations against Orsi. Furthermore, an arrest warrant has been issued for Paula Díaz, the trans woman who initially filed the criminal complaint against Orsi.

  • Thursday, March 14th 2024 - 16:16 UTC

    Uruguay: Alleged “operation” against Yamandú Orsi sparks controversy amid assault allegations

    Orsi has stated his intention to face the judicial process initiated by the Prosecutor's Office rather than filing a complaint for defamation and slander.

    The campaign manager for Frente Amplio presidential pre-candidate Yamandú Orsi, Francisco Legnani, has raised concerns over what he calls an orchestrated “operation” against the Uruguayan politician following an alleged assault that occurred in 2014 against a trans woman who filled a complaint this week.

  • Monday, March 11th 2024 - 10:12 UTC

    Uruguay: Orsi denies sexual allegations involving transgender victim

    Orsi did not rule out filing a complaint against Celeste

    Uruguayan presidential hopeful Yamandú Orsi of the opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) denied the sex scandal allegations against him launched by transexual militant Romina Celeste of President Luis Lacalle Pou's National Party, also known as White Party.

  • Tuesday, March 5th 2024 - 10:30 UTC

    Uruguay: FA contenders launch presidential bids

    Orsi is singled out by most polls as the favorite to run for president this year on behalf of the leftwing FA

    The two main contenders for the primaries of Uruguay's opposition Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) have launched their bids to succeed Luis Lacalle Pou at the Executive Tower. To do this, frontrunner Yamandú Orsi resigned as mayor (governor) of Canelones while Carolina Cosse is on leave as mayor of Montevideo until July 8.

  • Saturday, February 17th 2024 - 10:28 UTC

    Uruguay: Pepe Mujica says only Yamandú Orsi can beat the Whites

    Mujica admitted that a ticket bringing together Orsi and Cosse would be a wonderful thing

    Former Uruguayan President José Pepe Mujica said Friday that he would endorse the presidential bid of Canelones Governor Yamandú Orsi on behalf of the leftwing Broad Front (Frente Amplio - FA) because, although Montevideo Mayor Carolina Cosse is “very good,” she cannot ”beat the Whites (the other name under which the National Party of President Luis Lacalle Pou is known.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 11:05 UTC

    Uruguayan president clashes with potential successor

    Orsi said he was ashamed of Lacalle's attitude

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou exchanged verbal flak with his likely successor Friday while shaking hands at a business event in Progreso. “If you want to maintain a good relationship, try to mind your manners,” Lacalle told Canelones Mayor (Governor) Yamandú Orsi of the opposition Frente Amplio.

  • Friday, March 24th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    IMF explores possible political scenarios with Uruguayan presidential candidates

    The IMF held individual dialogues with possible candidates: Frente Amplio mayors Carolina Cosse (left) and Yamandú Orsi (right), as well as the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado (center)

    The annual monitoring mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently concluded its nearly two-week visit to Montevideo, providing a positive assessment of Uruguay's economy and the government's reform efforts. However, the mission also gauged the pulse of Uruguay's political landscape ahead of the 2024 elections, weekly newspaper Búsqueda informed.

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