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They predict that few Uruguayans will mobilize from Argentina to vote in the internal elections

They predict that few Uruguayans will mobilize from Argentina to vote in the internal elections
They predict that few Uruguayans will mobilize from Argentina to vote in the internal elections

Uruguay’s ambassador to Argentina, Carlos Enciso, estimated that the largest number of voters will turn out in October and, eventually, in November.

Internal elections in Uruguay have low participation as they are not mandatory.

Three days before internal elections in Uruguay, from Argentina They expect the movement of voters in the neighbouring country to be moderate, given the non-mandatory nature of the elections. This could change in October and, possibly, in November.

The ambassador of Uruguay in Argentina, Carlos Enciso, He estimated that the turnout will be moderate among voters who come from the neighbouring country to vote in the internal elections on Sunday. This is mainly due to the fact that the June elections, in which the sole candidates of each party are decided, are not obligatory.

In that sense, Enciso indicated that traditionally the flow of Uruguayan voters to this side of the Silver river It occurs mainly in the national elections in October and the eventual runoff in November.

What is the usual percentage of participation in the internal ones?

The stake In the internal ones it is not obligatory in Uruguay, Therefore, the percentages of compliance with civic duty are not usually very high. In 2019, participation was 40%.

However, the big question this year is how many people will go to the polls on Sunday. According to experts, voluntary participation is quite low for traditional voting – although there are those who consider it a good basis, so they see no need to change the system – and with the forecast for very cold weather, together with the beginning of the July holidays, the projections are not the most optimistic. In addition, it must be considered that the majority of voters are playing for the vote. America Cup and the Eurocup.

“It is a more restricted electorate that participates in this instance and that ends up defining the candidate that the rest of the party will then have to vote for,” considered the director of the consultancy. Figure, Mariana Pomiesin dialogue with EFE.

For his part, the political scientist Adolfo Garcia Garce He said the campaign had aroused “little enthusiasm” and added that participation “has been declining.” “We may end up closer to 35% than 40% and that makes some primaries uncertain,” he said.

Source: Ambito

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