Uruguay 1999

Yearbook 1999

Uruguay 1999

Uruguay. In the second round of the presidential election on November 28, the Colorado Party candidate Jorge Batlle turned his downside from the first round to victory by 52%. Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Uruguay. Tabaré Vázquez from the left-wing coalition Encuentro Progresista-Frente Amplio (EP-FA), who led all opinion polls during the year and who got 7% ​​more votes than Batlle in the first round of the presidential election, got 45%. The 73-year-old Batlle has a solid political family tradition to fall back on; his grandfather’s brother José Batlle y Ordóñez was president in 1903–07 and 1911–15, and the architect of Uruguay’s, at the time, very modern welfare system that gave the country its reputation as a “South America’s Switzerland”. On the other hand, the EP-FA won 52% of the votes in the department of Montevideo, where almost half of Uruguay’s population lives, and became the largest party group in the Congress, though without its own majority.

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Map of Uruguay Montevideo in English

Land area 176,215 km²
Total population 3,387,605
Residents per km² 19.2
Capital Montevideo
Official language Spanish
Income per capita $ 22,400
Currency Uruguayan peso
ISO 3166 code UY
Internet TLD .uy
License plate ROU
Telephone code +598
Time zone UTC -3
Geographic coordinates 33 00 S, 56 00 W.


Former President Vázquez dead

December 6

Former President Tabaré Vázquez has died in the suites of lung cancer nine months after leaving office. Successor President Luis Lacalle Pou announces that three days of national mourning will be announced. Vázquez was Uruguay’s first left-wing president from 2005 to 2010 and returned for a second term in 2015. He was a cancer doctor by profession and, as a politician, fought a fierce battle against the tobacco industry.

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