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Weekly Report - 04 March 2021 (WR-21-09)

URUGUAY: Lacalle Pou strikes optimistic note one year in

Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou completed his first year in office on 1 March. His five-year term began under the shadow of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which reached Uruguay less than a fortnight after his investiture, but Lacalle Pou was nevertheless upbeat about his government’s achievements in his state-of-the-nation address to congress on 2 March. The speech was well-received by the members of his five-party coalition, if not the left-wing opposition.

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