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Bolivia: Protesters rally in Cochabamba to reject victory of Morales's party02:48

Bolivia: Protesters rally in Cochabamba to reject victory of Morales's party

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Cochabamba
October 22, 2020 at 06:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people rallied in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba on Wednesday, to reject the victory of the party of former president Evo Morales in the country's presidential elections.

Protesters were seen waving Bolivian flags and accusing the victory of Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) candidate David Arce of being the product of electoral fraud.

"Once again, Bolivia has been the victim of electoral fraud which we will not allow to be consumed again," said political activist Carla Faval.

"As a mother and a Bolivian citizen I will not get tired, I will not get tired of shouting freedom for Bolivia, never dictatorship," said activist Lucia Duran.

As of Wednesday, with 86 percent of ballots counted, the official count showed Arce - who was running in the elections as a candidate of the MAS with David Choquehuanca as vice president - has won the elections with 52.4 percent of the vote.

The candidate of the Citizen Community, Carlos Mesa, was runner-up at a considerable distance, with 29.5 percent of the votes cast, while far-right leader Luis Fernando Camacho was in third place with 14.4 percent.

Bolivia: Protesters rally in Cochabamba to reject victory of Morales's party02:48
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Hundreds of people rallied in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba on Wednesday, to reject the victory of the party of former president Evo Morales in the country's presidential elections.

Protesters were seen waving Bolivian flags and accusing the victory of Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) candidate David Arce of being the product of electoral fraud.

"Once again, Bolivia has been the victim of electoral fraud which we will not allow to be consumed again," said political activist Carla Faval.

"As a mother and a Bolivian citizen I will not get tired, I will not get tired of shouting freedom for Bolivia, never dictatorship," said activist Lucia Duran.

As of Wednesday, with 86 percent of ballots counted, the official count showed Arce - who was running in the elections as a candidate of the MAS with David Choquehuanca as vice president - has won the elections with 52.4 percent of the vote.

The candidate of the Citizen Community, Carlos Mesa, was runner-up at a considerable distance, with 29.5 percent of the votes cast, while far-right leader Luis Fernando Camacho was in third place with 14.4 percent.

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