Uruguay prepares for Sunday's presidential election

28 October 2019
2019-10-28 12:17

Uruguayans head to the polls on Sunday 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 because the country grapples with sluggish economic growth. The conservative opposition, the National Party, nominated Senator Lacalle Pou as its presidential candidate.

The Broad Front nominated 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.

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