End of an Era? Uruguay’s Unexpectedly Close Election | Wilson Center
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End of an Era? Uruguay’s Unexpectedly Close Election

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After 15 years in power, Uruguay’s Frente Amplio (Broad Front) progressive coalition is in danger of losing the presidency in the October 27, 2019, general election. The Frente’s poor performance in the June primaries suggests a high political cost of Uruguay’s rising unemployment, worsening crime rates and disappointing educational outcomes despite continued success relative to most of the region. Meanwhile, the surprisingly strong performance by political newcomers such as Ernesto Talvi of the Colorado Party and Manini Ríos of the new Cabildo Abierto (Open Forum) party are shaking Uruguay’s long-established party system.

Join us for a discussion of Uruguay’s election – co-hosted by the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the Latin American Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) – on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to hear analysis of the candidates and the potential implications of an opposition victory.

Opening Remarks

Nicolás Saldías
Senior Researcher, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panel

Pedro Isern
Executive Director, CESCOS
Professor, Universidad ORT Uruguay

Monica De Bolle
Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies
Director, Latin American Studies Program
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Arturo Porzecanski
Distinguished Economist in Residence
American University

Moderator

Benjamin N. Gedan
Senior Adviser, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

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