FROM THE AUGUST 27, 2014 ISSUE
Why is Uruguay's presidential race getting close?
A new Cifra poll shows support slipping for Uruguay's Broad Front (Frente Amplio) coalition ahead of the Oct. 26 presidential and legislative election. The August poll registered 41 percent support for the Frente Amplio, whose candidate is former President Tabaré Vázquez, falling two percentage points from July. The poll showed the National Party, led by Luis Lacalle Pou, the son of a former president, with 32 percent support, two percentage points more than the previous month. The Colorado Party, led by Pedro Bordaberry, who also comes from a well-known political family, is polling steady at 15 percent. Why is the ruling coalition's support sliding, and how close has the race become? What influence is current President José Mujica having on the elections? Would any of the three candidates take Uruguay in a significantly different direction if elected?
Adolfo Garcé, professor and researcher in the Institute of Political Science at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay: "The presidential election is becoming more and more exciting. The outcome is increasingly uncertain. A few months ago, Tabaré Vázquez of the Broad Front was seen as the favorite to win the contest. There were both economic and political reasons for ..." MORE
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