Uruguayans often speak with pride of that spirit that on this side of the Río de la Plata we would call “provincial.” That calm and relaxed atmosphere that exists in your country and that seems unalterable. Even if the President of the Nation appears in the middle of the street walking without custody and dressed in sportswear, like just another neighbor.
This is what happened in Maldonado. In the middle of the summer season, President Luis Lacalle Pou appeared walking down a commercial street in Punta del Este and sat down to talk with a friend.
The testimony was recorded in a video that quickly circulated on social networks and garnered praise for the relaxed style of Lacalle Pou, who has previously declared himself a lover of Esteña beaches and usually visits the spa city when his occupations allow it.
In front of a business premises, the president spent a few minutes talking, with no guard in sight, and during that period some of those who passed by and recognized him approached him to ask for a photo, to which the president graciously agreed.
“Look at the president sitting there, like just another passerby. Alone. He's a crack. It's nice not to owe anything to anyone, huh!”, the person who recorded the video can be heard saying, with an admiring tone at the simplicity of Lacalle Pou .