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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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Abstract

PEREZ, VERÓNICA  and  PINEIRO RODRIGUEZ, RAFAEL. Uruguay 2015: The Challenges of the Left Government under Negative Economic Perspectives. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.1, pp.339-363. ISSN 0718-090X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2016000100015.

This article analyzes the first year of Frente Amplio's third government in Uruguay. The main political events during 2015 show the difficulties that leftist parties in government have when governing under negative economic perspectives. A decline in economic dynamism, combined with inflationary pressures and fiscal deterioration, boosted conflicts between the government and their social bases. Facing a worsening economic scenario, one of the most successful Latin American governments in the last ten years tries to navigate between the consolidation of its redistributive agenda and its political needs to secure economic growth.

Keywords : Uruguay; Frente Amplio; elections; political economy.

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