Uruguay: Candidates to contest presidency in runoff


Uruguay’s leftist candidate Daniel Martínez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou will contest the presidency in a runoff on Nov. 24. 

Martínez prevailed in the first round of the presidential elections with 39% of the vote, according to results at the ballot box.

Lacalle Pou, leader of the opposition National Party, obtained around 29%.

Ernesto Talvi, the candidate of the Colorado Party, was in third place with between 12% and 13% of the vote.

Former army commander Guido Manini Ríos had around 10%.

Following the results, Manini Ríos and Talvi expressed their support for Lacalle Pou in the second round.
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