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Economy / Uruguay


March 2012 | Ratings Update

Forty-two percent of Uruguayans eligible to vote supported current President José Mujica at the end of February, according to a poll conducted by Interconsult. Mujica, who has just completed the second of his five years in office has greater support from the young (49%) and those with higher education (46%), but fares worse among those over the age of 40 and the least educated. While Mujica's results have improved since last September, we highlight that over the next few quarters a gradual deceleration of economic growth will represent a key test for his popularity, which rests primarily on his

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