Declaration on elections in Uruguay

Meeting of the SI Council at the United Nations in Geneva, 12-13 December 2014

Original: Spanish

The SI Council, meeting in Geneva on 12-13 December 2014, on the subject of the recent elections in Uruguay:

welcomes the victory of the Frente Amplio (Broad Front), a coalition of all the left, which includes the Socialist Party and the New Space party among its members, both full member parties of the SI;

declares that a third government of the Frente Amplio will allow the consolidation of the changes in Uruguay in the direction of more democracy and more social justice, principles shared by the SI; and

salutes Tabaré Vásquez, the newly elected President, a position he had previously held during the period 2005-2010.