The mayor of cannelloni and main candidate for the presidency of Uruguay for him Broad Front, Yamandú Orsi, He referred to the warning that the president gave him Luis Lacalle Pou regarding the tone of his criticism and noted that “it is not appropriate for the investiture.” “I feel very ashamed,” she considered.
“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“Lacalle Pou told Orsi in the Industrial Pole of Progress, at the time of the handshake during the greeting.
Later consulted at a press conference about the president’s statements, the Canarian mayor considered that they were “totally out of tune”, and that those words “are not up to par with what we are witnessing today.” “I felt and feel a lot shame for what happened, and I want to apologize to the businessmen, the journalists and the population that was there,” he added.
“Nothing and no one is going to keep me quiet about what I think,” he said. Orsi, who insisted on the surprise and concern generated by the tone chosen by the president Lacalle Pou to refer to the previous criticisms made by the leader of the Popular Participation Movement (MPP) to the government regarding Marset scandal.
Asked directly about the comments he made after the broadcast of the interview with Sebastian Marset by the Santo y Seña program on Channel 4, the mayor indicated that he maintains his statements about the similarities between the official speech of the government and that of the drug trafficker: “It is a objective data. Actually what I think happened is that he took the government’s speech and made the same speech. “I don’t understand why you’re so worried,” he said.
“I agree that we have to tone it down,” he added. Orsi, but he emphasized that there is a way to communicate when representing the country’s institutions. “One always has to take care of one’s tone. And of course, we have the obligation to say what we think and Act accordingly. And if you made a mistake, you have to admit it,” he said.
Regarding the relationship with the president, the Canarian mayor assured that it is “normal or institutionally correct“. “It is a matter of personal character, which I believe always exists, because we are human beings. And that it is always good that it does not interfere with the health of the institutions,” he noted, adding that “we do not see so much dimension in mine or anyone’s words either, they are simply some slips that are corrected”.
The future before the campaign
At a press conference, Orsi He also announced that his resignation from the Mayor’s office could possibly result in February: “After the leave, after the summer, I don’t think I’ll come back,” he considered.
Likewise, he took the opportunity to recognize the “many achievements” of his management at the head of Canelones, among which he noted the investment of more than 4,000 million dollars from the private sector, above all public investment. “It is a thriving department that one looks to the future and today one sees a department that will undoubtedly grow. Before it was difficult to see that, there was even a kind of disbelief in the institution. I believe that management has been advancing because we have learned a lot, and without a doubt those who come will be better than us,” he said.
Regarding the first polls that give a certain advantage to the Frente Amplio over the government coalition ahead of next year’s elections, Orsi He said that it is “a photo of the moment, which is important, but the campaign has not started yet.” He also stated that the Broad Front presidential formula is something that the left coalition will resolve, but that he would “love to work alongside Carolina [Cosse] in that task.”