2014 Uruguayan presidential primaries

Presidential primary elections were held in Uruguay on 1 June 2014 in order to nominate the presidential candidate for every political party.[1]


According to the opinion polls,[2] the political landscape remained stable, due to the fact that most serious candidates had already run on the previous election.[3] In the ruling coalition Broad Front, former president Tabare Vazquez who had left office in 2010 with approval ratings above 60%, was challenged by senator Constanza Moreira. The major surprise was the rise of representative Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou from the conservative faction of the National Party, and his narrow victory over the more liberal former presidential candidate and senator Jorge Larrañaga:[4]

Smaller parties

Many other smaller parties, most of them newly created, also took part in the elections and put forward presidential condidates:


  1. ^ Reglamentación de las elecciones internas de los partidos políticos (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Cifra opinion polls (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Elections and renewal Archived 2013-12-04 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b c d "Unexpected victory of Lacalle Pou in the Uruguayan primaries". EL PAIS (in Spanish). 2 June 2014. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Reserved diagnostic". Brecha (in Spanish). 8 March 2013.
  6. ^ "The Broad Front's candidates and platform". El Observador (in Spanish). 25 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Candidate profiles". La Diaria (in Spanish). 27 December 2013.
  8. ^ "The only real primaries". EL PAIS (in Spanish). 10 March 2013.
  9. ^ a b Two more candidates ready to fight (in Spanish).
  10. ^ Hasta donde nos lleve la gente (in Spanish).

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