Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff

December 1, 2014 7:02 AM

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Leftist Vazquez wins Uruguay presidential runoff

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay's ex-president Tabare Vazquez won a new term in a runoff election Sunday, extending the left's decade in power, though not necessarily his predecessor Jose Mujica's groundbreaking marijuana law.

Vazquez, a 74-year-old cancer doctor who previously served as president from 2005 to 2010, had won 55.5 percent of the vote with almost 72 percent of the ballots counted.

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