"Outsiders Are Stick", The Reaction To An Election Visit

Fernández's support is opposed to Bolsonaro's accession to Lacalle Pou

MONTEVIDEO.- The Varela Cat approached the El Berretín barbecue, where the president-elect had lunch,
Alberto Fernández, and the Uruguayan official presidential candidate, Daniel Martínez, and before the press that covered the meeting, a song by Jaime Roos was sung in a cappella called "When Uruguay plays". He chose the stanza that suggests ignoring the influence of those who are not involved in the game: "Vamo '… as the Black Chief says,
those outside are stick, let the function begin. "

The phrase was part of the harangue that the captain of the celestial team made in the 1950 World Cup final to his teammates: the 200,000 Brazilians in the Maracana grandstands did not matter, but the game was played on the court, eleven against eleven . Since then, the expression "outsiders are stick" is used to reject the interference of others in the game.


Many Uruguayans perceived that with Alberto Fernández's visit to Montevideo to meet with
Tabaré Vázquez and one of the candidates who will play the ballottage on Sunday 24. That day it will be known if the Frente Amplio achieves a fourth government or if the National Party moves it from power, leading an alliance of opposition parties.

Fernández already took a position in the case: he wants the left to continue ruling.

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, also has his candidate: Luis Lacalle Pou, although he broke away from that announcement. "Uruguay, fortunately, does not decide what the Brazilians think, decides what happens to them and what the Uruguayans need," replied the candidate of the Whites, Colorado, Cabildo Open and Independent and People's parties.

The same does not happen with the Frente Amplio, a member of the San Pablo Forum, which this year supported Evo Morales in Bolivia, the Fernández-Kirchner formula in Argentina and Martínez, in Uruguay. The candidate integrates with Fernández the Puebla Group, which manifested itself as the other forum.

In the midst of the crisis in Bolivia, former President Pepe Mujica sent a message to the citizens of that country, whom he called "compatriots", for the concept of "homeland," as a project of Latin American unity with leftist governments.

How much does Fernández's support visit influence the Uruguayan political context?

The answer will be at the polls of 24, but the truth is that the image of Kirchnerism was tied to a conflict that hit the Uruguayans a lot and it does not seem that Fernandez is well seen by the voters that the Broad Front needs to tip a balance that Today is negative.

In short, it is estimated that Uruguayans will vote regardless of the breath of encouragement from Fernández or Bolsonaro. Because "when the sky plays, those outside are stick."