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02 Dec 2019 | 07:40 AM UTC

Uruguay: Electoral court confirms presidential election results December 1 /update 2

Presidential election results announced on December 1



The Electoral Court of Uruguay announced on Sunday, December 1, that the Luis Lacalle Pou of the National Party has won the election, with Beatriz Argimon as Vice President. Lacalle brought in 48.87 percent of the vote, whereas the incumbent party Frente Amplio and Daniel Martinez brought in 47.35 percent. Lacalle will begin his mandate on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The results follow a second-round face off that took place on Sunday, November 24.

Associated gatherings and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the coming days.


Individuals in Uruguay are advised to monitor the situation for potential gatherings and protests, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate localized disruption and a heightened security presence in the event of any demonstrations, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.