Uruguay elections take place on October 27 with more than 2.7 million people eligible to vote for president, vice president, all 99 seats in the House of Representatives, and 30 in the Senate. Should no presidential candidate receive at 50 percent of the votes plus one, the runoff is slated for November 24.
The electoral court registered four new political parties this year and the country chose who will represent each political group during June 30 primaries. Former Montevideo Mayor Daniel Martínez serves as the candidate for the governing Broad Front, Luis Lacalle Pou will represent the National Party, Ernesto Talvi runs for the Colorado Party, and Guido Manini Ríos does so for the right-wing Open Forum.
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.
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