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Open Cabildo (Uruguay)

Cabildo Abierto (Spanish for "Open cabildo" or "Town hall meeting") is a Uruguayan political party.

Open Cabildo

Cabildo Abierto
LeaderGuido Manini Ríos
ChairmanGuillermo Domenech
Founded10 March 2019 (2019-03-10)
IdeologyRight-wing populism
Social conservatism
Political positionRight-wing
Colors     Maroon
Chamber of Senators
3 / 30
Chamber of Deputies
11 / 99
0 / 19
2 / 112

With strong emphasis on public security, family values and social conservatism, and opposing gender theory, they claim Artiguism as their main source of inspiration. Their presidential candidate is the former Commander of the Uruguayan National Army, Guido Manini Ríos, nowadays a harsh critic of President Tabaré Vázquez.[1]

Some international news outlets such as El País from Madrid analyse this phenomenon as a sign of the rise of the populist right in the mold of Donald Trump and Brexit in a traditionally centrist country.[2] There are several military officers, both active and retired, and also former members of the defunct far-right movement Juventud Uruguaya de Pie.[3]


  1. ^ "Manini Ríos accepts candidacy with harsh criticism towards President Vázquez". El Observador. 4 April 2019. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "A new conservative drift fragments the Uruguayan right". El País from Madrid. 13 April 2019. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "El exdiputado colorado Daniel García Pintos se incorporó a Cabildo Abierto". Montevideo Portal (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 August 2019.