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Uruguay to Hold Plebiscite on Impunity Law, Expatriate Vote

LADB Article ID: 50938
Category/Department: Uruguay
Date: 2009-01-23
By: LADB Staff

Since the end of a bloody military dictatorship in 1985, Uruguayans have resolved essential aspects of the institutional life of the country through popular consultations. Along with presidential elections in October 2009, voters will say Yes or No on at least two critical issues. The two issues that Uruguay's 2.5 million eligible voters will decide are establishing the right of Uruguayans residing outside the country to vote and annulling an amnesty law that conferred impunity on members of the military accused of crimes against humanity during the 1973-1985 dictatorship.

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