Supporters of Uruguay's ruling Colorado Party celebrated in the streets of Montevideo early on Monday (Nov 29) as counting in the country's presidential campaign pushed their party into a narrow lead.
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Background: Supporters of Uruguay's ruling Colorado Party celebrated in the streets of Montevideo early on Monday (Nov 29) as counting in the country's presidential campaign pushed their party into a narrow lead.
Leading presidential candidate for the Colorado Party is Senor Joan Bordaberry -- and party officials are confident he'll be Uruguay's next president when final results are declared.
Since the election there've been allegations of voting irregularities but these have been denied by the government.
SYNOPSIS: Supporters of Uruguay's ruling Colorado Party took to the streets of Montevideo early on Monday (Nov 29) to celebrate provisional results of the country's general election. They suggested a narrow lead for the Colorado Party - and its leading presidential candidate, Senor Bordaberry. The party has been led previously by President Jorge Pacheco - but he was prevented by the constitution from seeking another term. The Colorado Party's main opposition came from the Blanco party -- which refused to concede defeat on the provisional county. But the narrow voting margin was large enough to exite supporters of Senor Bordaberry.
Outside Uruguay, chief interest was in the performance of candidates put forward by the recently-formed Broad front party - a political alliance dominated by Communists. The early count showed some strength for the party in the cities - but a total well short of the other main parties. As results came in, crowds of supporters and newsmen gathered outside the Montevideo home of Senor Bordaberry.
Senor Bordaberry is 43 and was hand-picked by the outgoing president to lead the party in the elections. He had pledged to follow his predecessor's policy to crush terrorism in Uruguay.