Democracy That Delivers
Sanguinetti, Julio María

Sanguinetti, Julio María

President of Uruguay (1985-1990 and 1995-2000)


Cardoso, González, Sanguinetti and Lagos, participants of the XVIII Foro Iberoamérica which starts today in Buenos Aires

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil and the first world leader who presided the WLA-CdM, will give the opening speech of the Forum. At the opening, the Secretary General of the OEA, Luis Almagro, will also speak. The event convenes every year former heads of State, intelectuals, business people and leaders from the region.

Club de Madrid supports the #InspiringTunisia campaign for a democracy that delivers

Thirteen Club de Madrid Members, all of them democractically elected former Presidents and Prime Ministers from all over the world, have signed the manifesto "Inspiring Tunisia; Translating Words Into Actions" to endorse a positive narrative about the country, and help the Tunisia2020 conference succeed.

Nine ex Latinamerican Presidents ask for a new social contract in International Democracy Day

'A new social contract for a next generation democracy' is the name of the article published today by several Latinamerican newspapers across the region. It's been signed by former leaders and current Club de Madrid Members Arias, Cardoso, Chinchilla, Fox, Frei, Lacalle, Lagos, Sanguinetti y Zedillo. They specifically address the need to fight against inequalties and recover the citizen's confindence in democracy. (Article available only in Spanish)


What should Venezuela do to become a United Nations Human Rights Council Member?

Today, the undersigned, former heads of state and government, who are members of the Club de Madrid, called on the UN General Assembly to grant Venezuela a second term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council only if Venezuela frees individuals detained for political reasons and accepts an impartial mission of electoral observers to monitor the upcoming elections. Photo credit: AP


Juan Manuel Santos and 10 former presidents lead the NGD Roundtable about the future of democracy in the Americas

Within Next Generation Democracy’s (NGD) project, the comprehensive debate on the current state and future of democracy will –within its dynamic world process- also take a specific look to the Americas Region. Members of the Club de Madrid from the region of the Americas along with experts and relevant regional actors will discuss around the question of democracy in a new regional Roundtable in Colombia next 24-26 August. Download the program here (in Spanish)

Open Letter: from Club de Madrid to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We, Members of Club de Madrid, an independent organization at the service of Democracy and the promotion of its values worldwide, comprising more than a hundred democratic former Heads of State and Government from over 70 countries, express our deepest concern for the difficult social, economic and political situation in Venezuela.

 Sanguinetti: ¨Education is fundamental to strengthening democracy and prosperity¨

The Menéndez Pelayo International University awarded its Medal of Honor to Club de Madrid Member and former President of Uruguay, Julio María Sanguinetti in recognition of his “extensive” political career ¨dedicated to citizen service and the promotion of democratic values. Photo credit: Alberto Aja / UIMP

Betancur, Pastrana, Sanguinetti and Zedillo dialogue on political stability, economic prosperity and legal security in Latin America

February 16, 2011, Madrid, Spain - El Club de Madrid, with the support of Fundación Carolina, organized in Madrid a breakfast meeting between four of its members, ulio Maria Sanguinetti, President of Uruguay (1985-1990, 1995-2000), Belisario Betancur, President of Colombia (1982-1986), Andrés Pastrana, President of Colombia (1998-2002 ) andErnesto Zedillo, President of Mexico (1994-2000), and business representatives to analyze the situation in Latin America from three key areas: political stability economic prosperity and legal security.  

2009 Annual Conference of the Club of Madrid

The main annual event of the organization, held in Madrid on 12-13 November 2009, concluded with a call for more and better democracy that delivers.

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