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Bolivia: Morales supporters celebrate victory amid opposition protests02:11

Bolivia: Morales supporters celebrate victory amid opposition protests

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
October 29, 2019 at 05:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Bolivian President Evo Morales and his supporters gathered in La Paz on Monday to celebrate his victory in the general election, while opposition accuses him and his team of fraud during vote counting.

The Bolivian President's supporters blocked the streets and celebrated into the night, with Morales addressing the crowds by saying that opposition's "provocations" won't be accepted. The opposition is expected to assemble on Tuesday and demand the second round of election to be held.

Morales, who has been in office since 2006, was announced to have won the election with 47.08 percent of votes compared to 36.51 percent secured by his main rival, former president Carlos Mesa. Mesa's supporters say that a 24-hour halt in vote counting resulted into fraud, that turned a possible runoff into Morales narrow victory.

Bolivia: Morales supporters celebrate victory amid opposition protests02:11
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Bolivian President Evo Morales and his supporters gathered in La Paz on Monday to celebrate his victory in the general election, while opposition accuses him and his team of fraud during vote counting.

The Bolivian President's supporters blocked the streets and celebrated into the night, with Morales addressing the crowds by saying that opposition's "provocations" won't be accepted. The opposition is expected to assemble on Tuesday and demand the second round of election to be held.

Morales, who has been in office since 2006, was announced to have won the election with 47.08 percent of votes compared to 36.51 percent secured by his main rival, former president Carlos Mesa. Mesa's supporters say that a 24-hour halt in vote counting resulted into fraud, that turned a possible runoff into Morales narrow victory.

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