Landslide Victory for MAS: Luis Arce’s Margin of Victory Grows to 26 Points as Vote Count Completed

The gap between MAS’ Luis Arce and right-wing Citizen Community Party (CC) candidate Carlos Mesa rose to 26 points.

The Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) today completed 100% of the electoral count, which ratified the victory of Luis Arce’s Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) with over 55 percent of the votes in favor.

The MAS gained a total greater than 26 points over the right-wing Citizen Community Party (CC) led by Carlos Mesa. CC received 29% of votes, while Luis Camacho’s Creemos party came in third place with 13% of the vote, followed by Front for Victory, with 1.55%, and Pan-Bol with 0.55%.

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The last departments to conclude the counting were Santa Cruz and La Paz.

This Friday, at 18h00 local time, the TSE will announce the final results of Sunday’s elections.

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Over seven million people cast their votes in the elections, in which only five candidates ran for president.

The elections were postponed twice this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Featured image: Luis Arce during the closing of his electoral campaign, El Alto, Bolivia. | Photo: Twitter/ @The_Red_Nation

(Telesur English)

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