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Fernandez heads for Argentina win  Argentine President Cristina Fernandez wins a landslide election victory, polling 53% with most votes counted Exit polls: Morales re-elected  Bolivia: Movement for Socialism party won 62% of the vote. The conservative Progress Plan for Bolivia party came in second with 23% Correa claims re-election win  Ecuador: Socialist Rafael Correa became the first president to win re-election in Ecuador since 1972; Three preceding presidents were ousted amid protests   Chavez passes election test  Venezuela: Candidates from President Chavez's party won a majority of the seats in local elections that were seen as a test of Chavez's influence   Chavez wins by wide margin
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B. 2017-10-22 Macri's coalition 'ahead' in crucial Argentina mid-term election Argentina
C. 2014-11-30 Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency Uruguay
2014-10-26 Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president Brazil
E. 2014-10-11 Easy third-term win expected for Bolivia's Morales Bolivia
F. 2014-06-15 Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Bogota, Colombia
6. 2013-12-15 Huge poll win for Chilean left Chile
H. 2013-02-17 Ecuador's Correa is re-elected Ecuador
I. 2012-10-07 Chavez wins Venezuela election Venezuela
9. 2011-10-23 Fernandez heads for Argentina win Argentina

Easy third-term win expected for Bolivia's Morales  Evo Morales appeared headed to an unprecedented third term in elections on the strength of the economic and political stability Santos re-elected in Colombian poll Map of Bogota Colombia  Juan Manuel Santos has won re-election in Colombia's most dramatic presidential contest in years. He won nearly 51% of votes Huge poll win for Chilean left   Left-wing candidate Michelle Bachelet has been elected Chilean president for a second time, defeating her run-off rival by a wide margin Ecuador's Correa is re-elected   President Rafael Correa has been re-elected for a third term with more than 50% of the vote. His main challenger has admitted defeat   Chavez wins Venezuela election
Macri's coalition 'ahead' in crucial Argentina mid-term election  President Mauricio Macri's coalition looks to be on course to make significant gains in the country's congressional elections Leftist leader wins Uruguay's presidency  Tabaré Vazquez of the left-wing Broad Front coalition led the charge to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage   Dilma Rousseff re-elected Brazilian president

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  Left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing 51.45% of votes in a closely-fought election
 Her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking 48.55% of the vote

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  President Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office, after opposition leader Henrique Capriles admitted defeat
 Chavez won 54% of the vote with turnout at about 81%. He said Venezuela would continue its march towards socialism

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  Venezuela: Hugo Chavez takes 61% of vote to challenger's 38% to win re-election to another 6-year term.    Turnout was 62%. Hundreds of Chavez supporters set off fireworks and cruised downtown Caracas in caravans, honking horns. Th...
Oct.29 President Lula re-elected
  Brazil: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a landslide victory in the 2nd round of presidential elections.    Voters gave another term for Lula's efforts to ease poverty while improving the economy. ...
May.28   Incumbent Uribe wins presidency  Colombia: Harvard-educated Alvaro Uribe won a solid re-election victory, claiming more than 60% of the vote in a field of 7

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Aug.16   Recall vote: Chavez claims victory
  Venezuela: Initial results showed about 58% voted to keep the president in office while 42% favored ousting him

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Nov.16 Opposition controls Congress  Peru: Opposition congressman Paniagua elected to replace Fujimori ally as Congress president

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