The spokesman for the CA plebiscite commission, Enrique Montagnoassured that, until Wednesday, some 13,357 signatures had been collected, “exceeding the expectations that we had.”
“In the interior is where the issue of signatures has increased the most, mainly in the border departments, Artigas, Leap, paysandu, Rivera, long hill, rock“Montagno said.
In his campaign to collect signatures called “No + usury, sign for a fair debt” or simply “for a fair debt“, CA has already covered some 137 locations throughout the country from some 270 street teams.
The plan carried out by the party of the Multicolor Coalition It consists of setting up tables and stands in areas where there is an agglomeration of people, such as squares or in the vicinity of cultural and sporting events.
The government alliance party must collect at least 280,000 signatures to make the plebiscite viable, but behind the scenes they proposed to reach 320,000 supporters before April 27, 2024, the deadline established by the Electoral Court.
Cabildo Abierto is determined to force the plebiscite for the debtors
The senator and leader of CA, Guido Manini Rioscommented at the end of last month that with the collection of signatures “it is proposing to recover thousands and thousands of Uruguayans who are now outside the formal credit (market)”, so that they have a second chance.
The retired military man pointed out that the party project is similar to “what city governments often do with delinquent taxpayers,” who are “restructured the debt and make it easy for them to pay.”
“Undercover lenders are proliferating throughout the country today, and this is what hundreds of thousands of Uruguayans have been forced to do as a result of the reality they are experiencing,” he said. Manini Rios.
The legislator maintained that “we will have to ask the other political sectors why they did not support the CA bill, there was a moment when the Commission voted unanimously, and a week later the bill was not approved in the Senate.”