His Excellency Tabaré Vázquez
President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Paving the way for sustainable growth in this modern era, Uruguay, under the leadership of President Tabaré Vázquez, is making remarkable advances in the ICT sector.
Tabaré Ramón Vázquez has been President of Uruguay since 2015. He previously served as President from 2005 to 2010. A physician (oncologist) by training, he is a member of the Frente Amplio coalition.
Vázquez was elected President on October 31, 2004, took office on March 1, 2005, and relinquished the office on March 1, 2010. As President, he presided over considerable improvements in education and working conditions, a significant expansion of the welfare system, and a dramatic reduction in poverty, with the percentage of Uruguayans living in poverty falling from 32% to 20% of the population from 2004 to 2009. Vázquez was returned to office in the 2014 presidential election. Read more...
In recognition of outstanding leadership and initiative, it is our honour to present His Excellency Mr. Tabaré Vázquez, President of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, with the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award.