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  • A combination photo shows Uruguayan National Party presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou in Montevideo September 15, 2014 and presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front, Tabare Vazquez, on October 23, 2014. (Photo: Reuters)

    A combination photo shows Uruguayan National Party presidential candidate Luis Lacalle Pou in Montevideo September 15, 2014 and presidential candidate for the ruling Broad Front, Tabare Vazquez, on October 23, 2014. (Photo: Reuters) | Photo: Reuters

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Polls show Lacalle Pou trailing left-wing Vazquez by double digits.

Luis Lacalle Pou, candidate of the right-wing National Party, who won second place in the first-round of presidential elections admitted that his defeat in the second-round is a foregone conclusion. Lacalle Pou is facing off against former President Tabare Vazquez, who is running on behalf of the ruling Broad Front, a coalition of left-wing parties.

Recent polls show Vazquez leading by 13 to 17 points over his rival Lacalle Pou. He stated that only the “passion and love” he has for his political project is what keeps him going now.

Uruguayans will head to the polls on Sunday November 30 for the second-round of voting. Tabare Vazquez received the most votes in the first-round with 47.8 percent of the votes, just shy of the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff. His party, the Broad Front, also won a majority of seats in Uruguay’s ongress.

Voters will be choosing a successor to Jose Mujica, also of the Broad Front.

For the past decade, the Broad Front has brought economic stability to the country –  which has been averaging 5.7 percent growth per year since Vazquez' first term in 2005 – by instituting social policies which benefited the marginalized. Vazquez has promised to continue with the policies of social inclusion should he be elected.

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