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The electoral prohibition period bans any campaign-related content in the media, as well as electoral polls that could impact the voters' decision on Sunday, and involves measures guaranteeing public order on D-Day.
Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina have started the electoral prohibition period as voters are preparing for the elections of new leaders on Sunday.
The conservative opposition, the National Party, nominated Senator Luis Lacalle Pou as its presidential candidate. The Broad Front, led currently by incumbent President Tabaré Vázquez, inelegible to run again, nominated former Montevideo mayor Daniel Martinez.
Recent polls indicate the most likely outcome will see Martinez come in first place, but with a runoff on November 24 against Lacalle Pou expected.
In Argentina, the electoral prohibition period started on Friday at 8 p.m., local time, as announced by electoral authorities.