Uruguay Municipal Elections: Woman Elected Mayor of Montevideo; Estimated 90% Turnout

Cosse, 59, was elected as the leading vote getter of the opposition coalition, Broad Front, which has had control of the capital's town hall since 1990.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The next mayor of Uruguay's capital is a woman, Carolina Cosse, an electronics engineer, who has worked in the private sector and more recently in government as head of Uruguay's telecom company and minister of industry.

Sunday's county and municipal elections in Uruguay took place under adverse climate conditions and strict sanitary protocol, to avoid the spread of the pandemic which forced the postponement to September of the event originally scheduled for May.

Notwithstanding the crisis, an estimated 90% of registered voters attended polling stations, according to primary data from the Electoral Court . . .

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