Factbox: Uruguay's presidential candidates and their policies

October 26, 2014 2:45 PM

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MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguayans began voting on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election, with opposition challenger Luis Lacalle Pou almost certain to force leftist ruling coalition candidate Tabare Vazquez to a run-off.

Vazquez, 74, who was president from 2005-2010, is polling at around 43 percent, short of the absolute majority required to win outright in the first round.

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