Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou


Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou

Luis Alberto Aparicio Alejandro Lacalle Pou (born 1973), is a Uruguayan political figure.

Background; elections

Lacalle Pou is the middle son of former President of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle.

He has followed his father's political footsteps, and is a member of the Partido Nacional.

In the 1999 general elections, he was elected representative for Canelones. In 2004, he was re-elected national deputy for this same department.

Controversies and issues

In November 2007 Lacalle Pou was involved in a fight, in front of television cameras, in the Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay involving a government deputy, Juan Domínguez, and others.

Spokesmen for government and opposition parties subsequently disowned the behaviour in connection with the incident. Discussion of the activities of Tupamaros and a slur on the ancestry of Lacalle Pou were thought to have provoked the violent, televised scenes, but the Frente Amplio and National parties were subsequently at pains to stress what they claimed was the unrepresentative nature of the behaviour among the deputies. (Link, below, to 'Espectador' aticle of November 6, 2007).

Lacalle Pou's career superficially mirrors that of Pedro Bordaberry, also a son of a former President of Uruguay, who followed his father into politics; however, unlike Bordaberry, he has been less successful in positioning himself as a personally uncontroversial figure.

As a two-term national representative, it is supposed that Lacalle wishes to run in the forthcoming 2009 general election for the Senate of Uruguay, but his name does not feature among party colleagues considered to be the strongest candidates.

ee also

* [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Alberto_Lacalle_Pou] (in Spanish)
* Politics of Uruguay
* List_of_political_families#Uruguay
* Juan_Dom%C3%ADnguez_(Uruguay)#Re._parentage_of_Luis_Alberto_Lacalle_Pou

External links

* [http://www.parlamento.gub.uy/palacio3/legisladores/legislador.asp?id=4605167]
* Re. Deputy Lacalle Pou and controversial violence in Chamber of Deputies, November 2007 [http://www.espectador.com/nota.php?idNota=108493] , Article, including details of Deputy Domínguez's 'oligarca puto' [approx. translation: 'bastard oligarch'] allegation made against Lacalle Pou, 'Espectador', November 6, 2007


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