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Weekly Report - 04 July 2019 (WR-19-26)

URUGUAY: Presidential line-up complete

Uruguay’s primary elections on 30 June contained one slight surprise – but it was not the big one some pollsters had anticipated. Ernesto Talvi will stand as the presidential candidate of the right-of-centre Partido Colorado (PC, Colorados) on 27 October after a decisive victory over former president Julio María Sanguinetti (1985-1990; 1995-2000) in the party primaries. But the multi-millionaire businessman Juan Sartori was unable to overhaul Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou in the centre-right Partido Nacional (PN) primaries. Lacalle Pou will now pose the main threat to the continued stranglehold on power of the left-wing coalition Frente Amplio (FA), which elected the intendant of Montevideo Daniel Martínez as its candidate.

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