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Vazquez wins old job back as Uruguay's president

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Vazquez wins old job back as Uruguay's president


Seventy-five-year-old Tabare Vazquez has won Uruguay’s presidential run-off, allowing the leftist ruling coalition to extend its decade in power.

Vazquez who had the job back in 2005 for five years, polled over 53 percent.

Centre-right opposition candidate Luis Lacalle Pou quickly conceded defeat after garnering around 41 percent.

Returning to power, Vazquez will succeed President Jose Mujica, an ally and former guerrilla whose straight-talking unpretentious style won him widespread affection in the cattle-farming country.

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