Uruguay's Ruling Party Approves Presidential Shortlist

(Bloomberg) -- Party plenary Saturday approved four candidates including Montevideo governor Daniel Martinez and ex-central bank chief Mario Bergara to compete in primary elections next year, Frente Amplio chairman Javier Miranda told reporters.

  • Other candidates are construction union leader Oscar Andrade and Energy Minister Carolina Cosse
  • Shortlist will be submitted to party congress Dec. 1-2 for ratification
  • NOTE: Primary will be held on June 30, 2019, with the first round of the elections in October
  • NOTE: The left-wing Frente Amplio has controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress since 2005

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