President Luis Lacalle Pou and the mayor of Cannelloni, who is also the main candidate for the presidency of Uruguay for him Broad Front, Yamandú Orsi, They agreed on an activity: “Try to take care of your manners,” the opposition representative suggested to the president.
The handshake between Lacalle Pou and Orsi It gave rise to a brief exchange that was also a passing of the president’s bill for the man who is set to be the representative of the Frente Amplio in the next elections. The reason was the criticism that the leader of the left coalition made public regarding the government’s handling of the Marset case, after the interview that the Uruguayan drug trafficker gave exclusively to the Santo y Seña program on Channel 4.
“We are going to have to start talking better. No no. Oh really. If you want to maintain a good relationship, try to take care of your manners. I say it publicly. Let’s improve a little“, the president told Orsi in the Industrial Pole of Progress.
Orsi’s sayings and official criticism
“I am surprised that Marset’s story coincides almost 100% with that of the government,” he had said. Orsi at the end of November at a press conference regarding the story that the drug trafficker Sebastian Marset offered about the processing of his passport in 2021, which led to what some sectors consider to be a political and institutional crisis of the government of the Multicolor Coalition —and of National Party, particularly.
To these comments, Lacalle Pou had already responded indirectly last week by maintaining about the Frente Amplio that “either raise the level or lower the volume” in the political discussion.
The Secretary of the Presidency and also a pre-candidate had expressed himself along these same lines, but for the National Party, Alvaro Delgado. “I thought I had something more sensible to contribute to Uruguayan politics. Regrettable,” he expressed on his social networks regarding the statements of the Canary Islands mayor.
This criticism opened space for different Broad Front and nationalist leaders to cross paths on social networks, with different accusations.