On 26th October, the results of the general election in Uruguay confirmed that Tabaré Vázquez, the presidential candidate of the ruling left-wing Frente Amplio (FA) coalition, and Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, the presidential candidate of the main opposition Partido Nacional (PN, Blancos), would advance to a second round run-off on 30th November. Preliminary results from the first round confirm that whoever wins will not have a congressional majority.
Third place candidate, Pedro Bordaberry of the Partido Colorado (PC) has already backed second placed candidate Lacalle Pou. However, first round winner Vázquez managed to win more votes than the total for the PN and PC combined. This will set up a very tight second round vote.
To discuss the domestic and international implications of the results of these elections Canning House are delighted to welcome the following speakers:
Dr Francisco Panizza, Head of Latin American International Affairs Research Programme at LSE, and Andrew Thompson, Editor for Latin America at LatinNews.
This event is free for all members and will be followed by a wine reception.
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