Uruguay opposition claims victory in presidential vote, official candidate concedes

Amman, With the official vote count almost finished, the governing party candidate in Uruguay’s presidential election has conceded defeat.

In a tweet, Daniel Martinez of the Broad Front coalition referred to his conservative rival, Luis Lacalle Pou, as the president-elect.

The preliminary election result was so close that the electoral court said it would take until Friday to announce the final result.

Lacalle will take power on 1 March.

His victory will usher in a conservative government after 15 years of rule by the left-wing Broad Front.

Source: Jordan News Agency