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Former Uruguayan presidents urge for clean electoral campaign

Montevideo, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Presidents Jose Mujica, Luis Alberto Lacalle and Julio Maria Sanguinetti urged on Monday for a clean electoral campaign, particularly on social media.

The former presidents of the Broad Front, National Party (PN) and Colorado Party, respectively, warned against dirty campaigns based on anonymity and marginality.

Mujica spurred to maintain the high ground in the political battle, while Lacalle underscored prudence and reflection.

“If we count to 10 and do not react immediately we are going to dampen many of the fights, let alone react to what the networks say, which he defined as a “slough,” where anonymity allows to say anything and where cowardice of slander reigns,” the former PN leader expressed.

Meanwhile, Sanguinetti stressed the significance of continuing to debate on pivotal issues and avoid being dragged “by the marginality of politics” and society.

Exhortations occur in the midst of what the Broad Front called an orchestrated campaign against former presidential candidate Yamandu Orsi, whom a trans woman accuses of mistreatment.

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