Evo Morales

Bolivia: Socialists Declare Election Win with Less than 6% of Votes Counted

The socialist candidate backed by former President Evo Morales preemptively declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election before the vast majority of votes had been counted, setting the stage for a potentially contentious scenario when Bolivia’s election body announces the full results on Tuesday.

Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce (C), of the Movement for Socialism party, celebrates with running mate David Choquehuanca (R) early on October 19, 2020, in La Paz, Bolivia. - Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce, the leftist heir to former leader Evo Morales, appeared headed to a first-round election victory …