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Orsi and Delgado head up poll in Uruguay

Montevideo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Yamandu Orsi representing the Broad Front, and Alvaro Delgado, from the National Party, continue heading up on Saturday internal elections that will decide Uruguay’s presidential candidates for the national elections.

This is according to Equipos Consultores firm’s data released by sociologist Ignacio Zuasnabar on a TV appearance.

The measurement occurred after the pre-candidate for the Broad Front (FA) Mario Bergara withdrew from the competition, thus being ousted by former Mayor Yamandu Orsi, who recovered ground against Carolina Cosse, another FA candidate.

When the question carries the contenders’ names, Orsi jumps to 40% against 27% for the mayoress on leave from Montevideo.

Zuasnabar maintained that “there is more movement” in this internal election than in that of the ruling National Party (PN), and attributed it in part to the fact that in the background a good portion of the FA voters sympathize with both pre-candidates.

In the PN, Alvaro Delgado keeps up a wide advantage over economist Laura Raffo, both in the spontaneous and guided questions.

Delgado, former Secretary of the Presidency, receives 43% of the mentions and Raffo 12% in the first question.

In the guided preferences, Delgado’s leverage remains wide, with 56% of mentions over 28% of Raffo and 9% of Senator Jorge Gandini.

“From the perspective point of view, it can be said that Alvaro Delgado consolidates the growth he had registered in February, with a wide difference with respect to his rivals,” the source pointed out.

According to the consulting firm, the internal of the Colorado Party “pursues to show the most complex and uncertain scenario.”

In that sense, it presents a “high lack of definition and high fragmentation” among its pre-candidates, with the lawyer Andres Ojeda as the most popular with 20%, followed by the former director of Public Education, Robert Silva, 13%.

The internal party elections will be held on June 30 whereas the national elections will take place on October 27.

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