The leader of Open Town Hall (CA), Guido Manini Ríos, highlighted the success of the campaign to collect signatures to force a plebiscite by debt restructuring individuals and considered that it is endorsed by people “of any party”.
The senator highlighted the interest of the uruguayans for the proposal that he promotes for the elections generals of October 2024, by highlighting in dialogue with Telemundo that “there is half Uruguay that you have serious problems to meet the interest payments of usury that have been applied to them for a long time”.
In his campaign, Manini Rios He assured that the debtors’ law No. 18,212, implemented in 2007, is unconstitutional and can be classified as usury, since interest rates far exceed 100%.
Echoing the impression of the people, he highlighted: “They have asked us for ballots from all sides, from different locations. We have hundreds of messages asking where you can go to sign”. Along these lines, he clarified that the plebiscite It is endorsed “by people who are from any party, because this is transversal, it hits everyone.”
Thinking about the eventual success of the collection of signatures, the senator was more than optimistic for the deadline, which is April 27, 2024. “I think they will come together even before the deadline we have.” And he indicated that “all those who have been victims of usury, in some way or another, they will have the right to restructure their debt based on the concept of fair debt”.
Manini Ríos and the continuity of the Cabildo Abierto in the Multicolor Coalition
The leader of AC, who admitted that his dialogue with the President Luis Lacalle Pou is “strictly formal”, He maintained last month that a possible break between his party and the Multicolored Coalition.
For Manini Rios “a common program is not good, it is of no use to the coalition”, considering that it “narrows the base” of the electoral offer and does not enrich ideological diversity. “It would be like advancing the ballot, and I think it is not the best,” he said in dialogue with El País.
For this reason, he considered that the unity between the parties of the ruling party can occur “provided that the circumstances for a new coalition arise”, opening the door to maintaining the alliance, but without confirming it.