Vazquez favorite to win Uruguay presidential vote as economy shines

November 21, 2014 5:34 PM

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Vazquez favorite to win Uruguay presidential vote as economy shines

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Leftist ruling party candidate Tabare Vazquez is a clear favorite to win Uruguay's presidential election this month, buoyed by widespread affection for the country's outgoing leader and strong economic growth.

Opinion polls show Vazquez, who was president in 2005-10, trouncing Luis Lacalle Pou of the center-right National Party by between 13 and 17 percentage points in the Nov. 30 runoff.

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