- Title: Change or the same? Uruguay set to decide its path in Sunday elections
- Date: 21st October 2019
- Summary: PARTY WORKING HANDING OUT CAMPAIGN PROPAGANDA VARIOUS OF PLAZA MATRIZ IN THE CITY CENTRE OF MONTEVIDEO (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) WORKER IN MONTEVIDEO, CONRRADO GAMBETA, SAYING: "Yes, I think we have reached the time for a change. Within the possibilities, we believe it will be a change for the better because the three previous governments had many difficulties in terms of transparency and in terms of work. There were a lot of things that seemed murky, some 800 million dollars from ANCAP (country's national petroleum refinery) were lost and the vice president, who was responsible, was just made to resign." MONTEVIDEO CITY CENTRE
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- Keywords: Uruguay elections presidential Broad Front National Party candidates campaign Montevideo
- Location: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
- City: MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
- Country: Uruguay
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA005B21KW1Z
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- Story Text: Uruguayans will head to the polls on Sunday (October 27) to decide whether to extend the center-left Broad Front party's string of presidential administrations to a fourth term or to turn power over to the conservative opposition.
The presidential ballot will be a test for the Broad Front, led currently by TabarÃ© VÃ¡zquez, as the country grapples with sluggish economic growth.
The conservative opposition, the National Party, nominated Senator Luis Lacalle Pou as its presidential candidate, while the Broad Front's pick is former Montevideo mayor Daniel Martinez.
According to the Americas Society, recent polls indicate the most likely outcome will see Martinez come in first place, but with a runoff on November 24 against Lacalle Pou expected.
(Production: Sebastian Rocandio)
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