Bolivia elects president: Arce rises as favorite amid tense weather

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This fact forced his resignation on November 10, in the midst of 33 people killed by clashes, and served for the installation of an irregular government in command of Jeanine Áñez.

In a context marked by the coronavirus pandemic and a strong economic crisis, Arce, Morales’s dolphin, has a voting intention of 44.4%, while his immediate persecutor is the former president Carlos Mesa, candidate of Citizen Conscience, who owns 34%; and closes the “podium” the former mayor of Santa Cruz de la Sierra Luis Fernando Camacho placeholder image, which is postulated by Creemos with a distant 15.2%, according to polls released by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics.

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Arce, in an interview with the Nodal media, stated that “the only way” that exists to be defeated “is with fraud” and encouraged his followers to go to the polls because of his party.

“We are the only party that has a plan, the rest of the parties their only plan is“ no to MAS ””, he expressed.

Meanwhile, Mesa presented himself as “the only one who can carry out a path of reconciliation in Bolivia” and pointed out in dialogue with El País: “I would very much like the MAS to learn to oppose it, something that it has not allowed the other parties to do during its 14 years in office.”

With an even more incisive tone, Camacho said: “To those who are concerned that the MAS could win this election, we must tell them that this possibility does not exist, because our people are wise and know what has happened in the 14 years that they ruled Bolivia. , writing one of the darkest and saddest pages in our history. “

On the other hand, in the last hours it was learned that the government deployed a security operation with police and military in the cities of La Paz and El Alto to guarantee vehicle restrictions and the security of voters.

According to various local media, the owners of businesses in those areas began to lower their blinds and wall up the windows for fear of demonstrations and riots.

Also, this Saturday the Supreme Electoral Tribunal will not use the Preliminary Results Dissemination system (Direpre) and will only refer to the official calculation.

“The Supreme Electoral Tribunal has decided to withdraw the Preliminary Results Dissemination system for the voting day, we do not want to generate uncertainty in a climate of high political polarization, susceptibility and mistrust,” said the president of the TSE, Salvador Romero.







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