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Center-Left Frente Amplio Poised to Win Second Term in Uruguay

ISSN:1060-4189
LADB Article ID: 50764
Category/Department: Uruguay
Date: 2009-08-28
By: LADB Staff

Although the Uruguayan presidential election is still two months away, leading polls indicate that the Frente Amplio (FA) will win the Oct. 25 contest. The governing party seems unlikely, however, to obtain the 50% necessary to avoid a runoff. Polls show between 44% and 45% voter intention for the FA, which would necessitate a second round in which the conservative opposition would all vote for the Partido Blanco (PB or Nacional) candidate.

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