Mujica in a close call

Three exit polls suggest that, as expected, Pepe Mujica has been elected President of Uruguay.

WSJ reports:

According to Factum, Mujica polled 51.2% of the vote, while Cifra put the figure at 51.5%, and Equipos Mori put the figure at 50.1%. Lacalle secured 44.9%, 44.4% and 46.2%, respectively.

Turnout was reported to be high despite the intermittent rain. Voting is obligatory for those Uruguayans who are registered to vote.

If the numbers in these polls are right, Mujica didn’t exactly pick up many votes between rounds!

But a majority is a majority, and obviously the reported numbers allow for some voided ballots (meaning Mujica’s majority of valid candidate votes is a bit higher, albeit still fairly narrow.)

One thought on “Mujica in a close call

  1. On the other hand, a Tupamaro is now President of Uruguay, and with a clear if not exactly overwhelming majority. Considering that negative its quite an achievement.

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