Internal elections should be mandatory, said José Mujica

Internal elections should be mandatory, said José Mujica
Internal elections should be mandatory, said José Mujica

“They should be mandatory. If in October they are, they should all be,” said the Frente Amplista leader before going to vote near his farm.

Mujica was the third to vote at school 188 and he did so with his paper credential, a document in which the passing of the years could be seen.

The former president assured that the Broad Front (FA) “He cannot make the same mistakes of the past” if he wants to win the elections. In this regard, he defended the importance of the presidential formula for the October elections being announced tonight, as planned.

Mujica will continue his electoral campaign accompanied as always by his wife Lucia Topolansky to vote, who does so in the Pocitos neighborhood. “If I get the chance, I will go to the Frente Amplio headquarters to wait for the results,” he commented.

Asked what he thinks of the National Party candidate and former Secretary of the Presidency, Alvaro Delgado, he insisted: “He’s fat,” triggering laughter from the journalists in the place. “He grabbed Carrasco, they are not coming this way,” he added, a statement that could also be read as a criticism of the president. Luis Lacalle Pou who left the palace of Suárez y Reyes to live in a property in that neighborhood of Montevideo.

“He used to be a veterinarian. Now he doesn’t even remember cows,” he added, although he clarified that he has had a relationship with the white leader for years.

Mujica also analyzed the new leadership of the Uruguayan political parties. “What is most noticeable is a process of renewal that is reflected in all the games,” he said.

The former president also referred to his state of health, after having completed the first stage of medical treatment against the esophageal cancer he suffers from. “The doctors say I’m better,” he said and stressed that he is going to “die fighting.”

Source: Ambito

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