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Uruguay's Jose Mujica and candidate Tabare Vazquez cast votes

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 01:08

Uruguay's Jose Mujica and Broad Front candidate Tabare Vazquez cast their votes in presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: In Uruguay, outgoing President Jose Mujica, a 79-year-old former guerrilla, is seeking to hand power back to his predecessor Tabare Vazquez. Between them, Mujica and the 74-year-old Vazquez have delivered a decade of strong economic growth while Mujica legalized abortion, gay marriage and the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. Six months ago, the left-wing Broad Front ruling coalition looked a comfortable favorite to win the presidency for a third five-year term for its blend of pro-market economic policies and social welfare measures. But after an unexpected win in the National Party's primaries, Luis Lacalle Pou, 41, has climbed steadily in polls, tapping into a simmering discontent felt by many Uruguayans toward the far-reaching liberal reforms.

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Uruguay's Jose Mujica and candidate Tabare Vazquez cast votes

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 01:08