Uruguay's President Jose Mujica arrives at a polling station in his Volkswagen beetle, to cast his vote in the general elections, in Montevideo, Uruguay Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Uruguay's leftist former president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou are headed into a Nov. 30 runoff after a presidential vote failed to deliver an outright winner. President Jose Mujica will be succeeded either by his Broad Front ally Vazquez, who earned 47.8 percent of the vote, or the National Party's Lacalle Pou, who garnered 31.1 percent, election officials said Monday after a manual count of 97.8 percent of ballot boxes.Vazquez supporters had hoped he could secure the 50 percent majority required to win, but he fell short. Vazquez, 74, is out to reprise his 2004 election win, which ended 174 years of dominance by the South American country's two traditional parties, Pedro Bordaberry's Colorados and Lacalle Pou's Blancos.
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