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Uruguay’s newly elected president has ties to Israel & Jewish community

Tabare Vazquez, of the ruling leftist coalition, was confirmed as Uruguay’s next president Monday with 53.6% of the vote in the 2nd round of national elections.



JTA – Uruguay elected a president who has twice traveled to Israel and who has an open dialogue with the country’s Jewish community.

Elected President Tabare Vazquez

Elected President Tabare Vazquez gestures during a celebration rally in Montevideo after knowing the results of a runoff election, November 30, 2014. – Photo: Reuters

The ruling leftist coalition candidate, Tabare Vazquez, was confirmed as president Monday with 53.6 percent of the vote in the second round of national elections, beating rightist Luis Lacallae Pou who garnered 41.1 percent of the vote.

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