By Alizeh Siddiqui

According to Yahoo News:

Tabare Vazquez

Tabare Vazquez, who served as president of Uruguay from 2005-2010, easily won Uruguay’s presidential election against rival, center-right candidate Luis Lacalle Pou, returning to power a left-leaning coalition that has helped legalize gay marriage and moved to create the world’s first state-run marijuana marketplace.

The runoff vote counted Vazquez to have 53 percent in support of his reelection. Lacalle Pou, on the other hand, who promised to undo much of the plan to put Uruguay’s government in charge of regulating the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana on a nationwide scale, garnered only 40 percent in …read more