Six countries in Central and South America elect new presidents in 2019. Elsewhere in the Americas, Justin Trudeau will be vying for a second term as prime minister when Canada holds federal elections on October 21. Additionally, Guyana—which is on track to surpass Mexico and Venezuela to become Latin America’s second-largest oil producer in the coming decade—will also hold general elections in 2019 at a still-to-be-determined date.
Explore our individual guides via links below:
- ARGENTINA: August 11 primaries, October 27 general elections, November 24 runoff
- BOLIVIA: January 27 primaries, October 20 general elections, December 15 runoff
- EL SALVADOR: February 3 general election, March 10 runoff
- GUATEMALA: June 16 general election, August 11 runoff
- PANAMA: May 5 single round
- URUGUAY: October 27 general elections, November 24 runoff
AS/COA tracks the votes through articles, poll updates, podcasts, and programs.
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With the primary behind Uruguayans, here’s a look at who’s in the running and other issues coming up in the October 27 vote.
Conservative Alejandro Giammattei beat Sandra Torres in a runoff amid low voter turnout to replace Jimmy Morales.
Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei will face off in an August 11 runoff with an expected low voter turnout and amid an immigration deal with Washington.
Nine candidates are competing in the August 11 primary, known as the PASO, but pollsters put rivals Alberto Fernández and Mauricio Macri well ahead of the others.
Argentina’s presidential candidates are already set. But the upcoming PASO could still have a big impact on the race.
Alejandro Giammattei leads Sandra Torres in polling ahead of the August 11 runoff to replace Jimmy Morales.
How is President Macri polling? And with whom is ex-President Fernández de Kirchner sharing the electoral ticket? AS/COA Online takes a look.
So far, 15 provinces have held elections. While the peronistas saw one seat flip to another party, they increased victory margins in several others.
The former first lady will face an ex-prison director in a second-round vote on August 11.
Sandra Torres has a healthy lead in polling ahead of the June 16 general elections, but she shouldn't rest easy.
Since taking office on June 1, the young president has already made a set of notable decisions.
With the first-round vote slated for June 16, here’s a look at what’s at stake and who’s still in the running.
Political scientist Marielos Chang explains why Sandra Torres is the candidate to beat, though her win is not a sure bet. The first-round vote takes place June 16.
At COA's Washington Conference on the Americas, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talked with the 37-year-old leader about immigration, foreign policy, and job creation.
The PRD’s Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo is proclaimed winner of closest presidential race of the last 30 years.
One candidate leads, but polls have been wrong before.
Public dissent and legal challenges have slowed implementation of President Mauricio Macri’s 2017 reform.
From gubernatorial PASOs to the first-ever mandatory presidential debates, AS/COA Online outlines key dates ahead of October 27 general elections.
Learn about the candidates’ positions on everything from constitutional reform to social security to agricultural production.
The opposition PRD party leads the race in the seven-candidate field ahead of the May 5 vote.
Learn about what the 37-year-old former mayor plans to do as president.
AS/COA Online takes a look at upcoming presidential races in Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, and Uruguay.
President Jimmy Morales' maneuvering against Guatemala's institutions could give the U.S. a chance to recalibrate its policy.
Can Nayib Bukele win outright on February 3? That’s the big question—and the result is not a given.
Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die, talks about Brazil’s election, strategies for the Venezuelan opposition, and the lack of female authoritarians.
Another controversial maverick hits the campaign trail in Latin America.
A year out from Argentina's election, a familiar face is testing political waters.
The frontrunner’s direct connection with supporters is upending party politics.
Argentina’s president is struggling with an economic crisis. His predecessor is implicated in a huge corruption case. Is there room for another challenger?
Cinco miembros del gabinete, dos gobernadores, un alcalde, líderes del sector privado y otros se reunieron durante la decimoquinta conferencia anual de AS/COA en Buenos Aires.
Los gobernadores de Salta y Mendoza hablaron de la importancia de la transparencia en la política y en los mercados para la mejoría de la economía argentina.