Wealthy Populist Businessman May Surprise in Upcoming Uruguayan Elections

Juan Sartori, 38, a self-made man and influential investor across Latin America, stirs up dispute within the National Party before elections to be held June 30th. Married to the daughter of a Russian tycoon, he trusts that populist winds will blow in Uruguay as well as its neighbors.

By Iolanda Fonseca

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In recent weeks, young Uruguayan entrepreneur Juan Sartori has been rising in the polls and gaining on front-runner Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou for the position of National Party presidential candidate in the primary elections to be held on June 30th. Sartori is said to be an admirer of Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro and trusts that the populist winds will also blow in Uruguay.

In January, Sartori met with Bolsonaro at the Davos Economic Forum. "Get the left out of Uruguay," allegedly recommended the Brazilian president.

Juan Sartori is the president and . . .

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