Socialist elected President in Uruguay!

Socialist physician Tabare Vazquez swept to a landslide victory in this country’s presidential election Sunday, bringing the left to power for the first time in Uruguayan history.

“We’re sick of the Whites and Reds,” said Adriana Curcio, a 33-year-old Montevideo resident, referring to the colors that symbolize the National and Colorado parties. “They’ve stolen everything and left the country dying of hunger.”

Uruguayan voters gave another loud rebuke to <outgoing President > Batlle’s polices Sunday when they voted 2 to 1 for a constitutional referendum prohibiting the privatization of water utilities.