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Three To Tango?

March 2009 | Risk Summary

Controversy surrounding the campaign of ruling Frente Amplio (FA) coalition candidate José Mujica has pushed the upcoming primary polls in June back into the spot light. While Mujica's candidacy seemed secured after acquiring the backing of most FA coalition parties, allegations that the political movement behind Argentine President Kristina Fernández Kirchner backed Mujica's campaign have provoked a political storm. This has benefitted the candidacy of Danilo Astori, President Tabaré Vázquez's preferred choice, who may still have a stab at standing in October's presidential election.

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