As the results of Sunday's departmental elections in Bolivia were becoming known Monday, former President Evo Morales' Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) recorded one defeat after another.
Hours after polling began to end on Sunday, Bolivians waited anxiously for results in an election that many hope can restore stability after a voided ballot last year plunged the nation into crisis and ended the long rule of Evo Morales.
The following article was published by The Washington Post, based on a report from the MIT Election Data and Science Lab political scientists John Curiel and Jack R Williams (*)
Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she will be a candidate in upcoming elections that will serve as a re-run of October’s disputed vote that sparked protests and prompted former leader Evo Morales to resign.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales Thursday landed at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport amid tight security and top secrecy to settle in the country where he has been granted political asylum, Foreign Minister Felipe Sola told reporters. “He feels better here than in Mexico,” Solá added. “He is here to stay,” he went on.
The Americas regional forum, Organization of American States, OAS, published details of ”deliberate and malicious” steps to rig Bolivia's October election in favor of then-President Evo Morales, who has resigned and left the country in the midst of a political uprising.
The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, OAS, has called on Bolivian authorities to urgently call elections, an immediate cease of violence, and the search for dialogue.
Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the landlocked country thrown into turmoil by his resignation over a contested vote.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, the first indigenous ruler of the country, announced his resignation in a televised address on Sunday after weeks of protests around “irregularities” in last month's elections.
Arson attacks, rioting, looting on Tuesday has extended to several Bolivian cities to protest the results of the country's presidential election process on Sunday, particularly since an oddly delayed official quick count showed President Evo Morales near an outright first-round victory — even as a more formal tally tended to show him heading for a risky runoff.