Left election victory in Uruguay

This video is called Latin America: Socialism in the 21st Century.

In the elections in Uruguay, according to French weekly L’Express, the presidential candidate of the Leftist coalition, José Mujica, has won. After 21% of the votes had been counted, Mujica had 40,6% , and his conservative opponent, ex president Luis Lacalle, had 34,7%.

If this will also be the final result, these two candidates will have a runoff election on 29 November, which pollsters predict that Mujica will win.

UPDATE: Mujica 47.49%, Luis Lacalle 28.53% after all votes had been counted.

See also here.

Talking about runoff elections: The crisis over the fraudulent election in Afghanistan, culminating in President Karzai’s acceptance of a runoff, has laid bare the colonial character of the US occupation and the puppet status of the government in Kabul: here.

7 thoughts on “Left election victory in Uruguay

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