María Auxiliadora Delgado, wife of the president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, died at dawn this Wednesday in Montevideo at 82, official sources reported.
As Marcos Othegy, senator of the left-wing coalition that governs the country, the Frente Amplio (FA) explained, Delgado was a person "very committed to social plans, mainly in childhood and adolescence."
The politician also stressed that whoever was first lady carried out a national plan for inclusion in oral health, focused on the most vulnerable people in the country.
"It was a high impact plan with very positive results," he concluded.
After the death, spread through the web of the Presidency of the Republic, several figures of Uruguayan politics expressed their regret to the president and his family through social networks.
The candidate for the FA to the elections next October, Daniel Martínez, wrote: "Tight embrace fellow President Tabaré and his whole family in the face of the sad loss of Mary Help of Christians. QEPD".
Along the same lines, the presidential candidate of the Colorado Party, Ernesto Talvi, said: "For President Vázquez and his children, our affectionate embrace. The whole country accompanies him in this moment of pain."
"We send President Tabaré Vázquez to his children and his whole family, our deepest greeting to the death of his wife María Auxiliadora Delgado," said the candidate of the Independent Party (PI), Pablo Mieres, in the same social network.
Finally, the presidential candidate for the People's Party, Edgardo Novick, wrote: "I deeply regret the death of Mary Help of Christians. Our condolences to President Tabaré Vázquez and his family at this difficult time."
His remains are already being veiled in a funeral home in the Uruguayan capital and at 3:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT) they will be buried in the La Teja cemetery.
Delgado and Vázquez, who ruled the country in two periods (2005-2010 and 2015 to the present), were parents of four children.
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