BUENOS AIRES — Former Senator Luis Lacalle Pou appeared to have carved out a narrow victory in Uruguay’s presidential election on Sunday, the latest sign that unrest simmering across Latin America favors anti-incumbent candidates.

Mr. Lacalle Pou, a center-right veteran lawmaker, had more than 48.8 percent of the vote, with more than 97 percent of precincts counted, preliminary results showed. That was slightly over 1 percent more his rival, Daniel Martínez.

But late Sunday, election officials still had not called the race because the number of provisional ballots exceeded the margin between the two…

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