Uruguayan ruling party suffers loss in local elections

14:14, May 11, 2010      

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The Uruguayan ruling party Wide Front (FA) suffered a setback in Sunday's regional elections, according to the Electoral Court (CE) on Monday.

The FA lost in three provinces, namely Treinta y Tres, Salto and Paysandu. The FA currently won in five of the total 19 provinces across the country: Montevideo, Canelones, Maldonado, which are the most populated and most prosperous in the country, as well as Rocha and Artigas.

Meanwhile, the National Party won in 11 provinces, while the Colorado Party won in the provinces of Rivera and Salto.

The result of Florida province was not available yet.

According to the CE, the elections on Sunday were held "with normality," and almost 90 percent of the 2.57 million registered voters went to the polls.



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