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Mon Nov 1 2004
Leftist Coalition Wins Presidency in Uruguay Election
Tabaré Vázquez Declares Victory
A coalition of guerrillas, socialists, communists, and social democrats are celebrating victory in Uruguay, with all exit polls predicting that Tabaré Vázquez, a doctor from Montevideo, won the national election held on Oct. 31; his two opponents have already conceded. The leftist coalition, Frente Amplio (Broad Front), has also achieved a strong majority of both legislative bodies. Uruguay's two traditional major parties have been defeated for the first time since independence from Spain in 1825; a proposal for water privatization was also defeated. Full coverage at Uruguay Indymedia
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