New Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou, within 11 days of assuming office, has announced a hike in the rates of basic public services
Uruguayan social movements criticized the new president’s stand against the progressive governments of the region
Luis Lacalle Pou’s victory ushers in a conservative government and ends the rule of the left-wing Frente Amplio coalition after 15 years in power during which Uruguay saw major social and economic gains
The difference of votes between the left-wing candidate Daniel Martínez and the right-wing candidate Luis Lacalle Pou is just over 1%
The center-left candidate Daniel Martínez and the right-wing candidate Luis Lacalle Pou will face off in the second round of general elections in Uruguay on November 24.