Uruguay: José Mujica Returns to the Senate as the Most Voted of Frente Amplio

Mujica will have a new parliamentary term after having resigned from the Senate in 2018.

José Mujica confirmed his favorite status on Sunday and managed to return to the Senate on the most voted list within the Broad Front.

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With a 93.99% of actual scrutiny, the 609 list of the Popular Participation Movement (MPP), whose leader is the Uruguayan ex-president, obtained 262,124 votes.

In this way, Mujica will have a new parliamentary term after having resigned from the Senate in 2018 to take “a license before he dies of longevity”.

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The former president never stopped appearing in official, partisan or important events and, whenever his face is seen in the crowd, he is one of the most acclaimed by both the public and the press.

Mujica, despite his longevity, decided to return to the electoral arena and try to help his party attract voters in search of a fourth consecutive period of government.

The Uruguayan elections this Sunday confirmed what was supposed: they were one of the most fierce of recent times in which the official candidate, Daniel Martínez, reached 40% of the votes and -according to analysts- is going to have a difficult second round but is going to be boosted by Mujica and recent leftist victories in South America as well as people’s rebellions in Ecuador, Chile and Haiti.

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Translated and edited by JRE/EF