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Uruguay prez election heads for run-off

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- None of the candidates in Uruguay's presidential election have captured more than 50 percent of the vote, triggering a run-off, officials in Montevideo say.
Uruguay presidential polls outcome uncertain

Uruguay presidential polls outcome uncertain

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The presidential election in Uruguay Sunday is moving toward an uncertain outcome, raising concerns the political and economic stability enjoyed under President Tabare Vazquez may be coming to an end.
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José Alberto Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: , known as El Pepe, (born May 20, 1935) is a Uruguayan politician and former guerrilla fighter, a member of the Broad Front (left-wing coalition) and current President of Uruguay.

Mujica was Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries from 2005 to 2008 and a Senator afterwards. He won the 2009 presidential election and took office as President on 1 March 2010.

Mujica was born 20 May 1935 to Demetrio Mujica, of Basque ancestry and Lucy Cordano of Italian descent.

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