Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-090X
CHASQUETTI, DANIEL. Uruguay 2007: The Complex Year of the Reforms. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.1, pp.385-403. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2008000100019.
The article analyzes the Uruguayan political year from two opposing tendencies. On the one hand, the successes of the government in the economic and social areas and on the other hand, the fall of the positive opinion in public opinion surveys. This paradox has its origin in the high political cost that the approval of the structural reforms had in the legislative branch. For this reason, the article reviews the process of creation and approval of the tax reform, the health reform, the state reform, and the education reform. Finally, the article reviews the changes introduced in the cabinet by the president, the yearly work of the Parliament, and the situation of the Uruguayan political parties..
Palabras clave : Government; President; Reforms.