Tio Pepe’s Diary – Note to self: Don’t get named “Best President in World” again. Approval plummeted to 39%

Ruh-roh! Our “Tio Pepe” may have just been named “Best President in the World”, but back in Uruguay his ratings have plunged. Oops.

(Poster’s note: we’re committed to bringing you the good and the bad, the truth and the facts about Uruguay – not just all chivitos, mate, and rainbows. Plus it’s Political Silly Season in the country of our citizenship, USA. So here’s some Uruguayan politics.)

Apparently in part because he wants to legalize weed, and also perhaps due to letting our national airline, miserable little Pluna, fail entirely rather than dropping money into a bailout of an unsustainable company. At least that’s the view of the MercoPress article I linked.

However he’s still in good electoral shape, or more importantly, the Frente Amplio (Broad Front) ruling coalition made up fo at least 11 different smaller parties is still far ahead of the century-plus-old traditional 2-party-system competition:

“…if national elections had been held last Sunday, the ruling coalition would garner 42% of the vote followed by the National party with 22% (up two points) and the Colorado party with 14%, down two points.”

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