• Short Summary

    Uruguayans go to the polls tomorrow (Sunday) to elect a new president in the most crucial elections in the nation's history.

  • Description

    Uruguayans go to the polls tomorrow (Sunday) to elect a new president in the most crucial elections in the nation's history. They will decide whether the country maintains its conservative tradition or swings sharply to the left.

    For the first time a left-wing coalition including the Communist Party is challenging the two traditional big parties, the Colorados, headed by outgoing President Jorge Pachecho Areco, and the Blancos.

    The coalition, called the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), is modelled on the lines of the Chilean Popular Front which brought President Salvador Allende to power a year ago.

    Few observers predict an outright victory for the Broad Front candidate, retired army General Liber Seregni, in the eleven-man contest. But may do suggest that a strong result for the Front could create a new division of political allegiances for the future.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC7FVUKQK15ZH8HDMLJ1L25T3T
    Media URN:
    VLVAC7FVUKQK15ZH8HDMLJ1L25T3T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment