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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan government presented its main bill, the Law of Urgent Consideration (LUC), comprising 502 articles that entail a profound reform in the country. With a controversial format, typically reserved for emergency issues and including an automatic approval after 90 days, the LUC is unrelated to the coronavirus epidemic and requires a marathon of parliamentary in-person sessions.

The conservative coalition led by President Luis Lacalle Pou believes that the proceedings should not be deferred on account of Covid-19, first because it is an electoral commitment, and second, because it is urgently needed, given the . . .

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