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Bolivia's Morales calls for calm after protesters demand junta

La Paz - Exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales called for calm on Tuesday after several hundred right-wing protesters demanded that a "military junta" replace socialist president-elect Luis Arce.

Bolivia confirms Arce presidential election win

La Paz - Bolivia's electoral tribunal on Friday published official results from last weekend's presidential election, confirming leftist Luis Arce's landslide victory.

Bolivia polls transparent, Arce victory legitimate: OAS

La Paz - International observers on Wednesday declared Bolivia's presidential election transparent and Luis Arce's incoming leftist government legitimate, as an official but incomplete tally showed an overwhelming victory for the ex-president Evo Morales' prote...

Bolivia polls transparent, Arce victory legitimate: OAS

La Paz - International observers on Wednesday declared Bolivia's presidential election transparent and Luis Arce's incoming government legitimate as an official but not yet complete tally showed an overwhelming victory for the leftist.

Protests in Bolivia as Arce looks set for presidential poll win

La Paz - Hundreds of Bolivians protested Tuesday against the impending election win of Luis Arce, as the slow official count appeared set to confirm the leftist as their next president.

Morales says will return to Bolivia after ally's election victory

La Paz - Exiled former president Evo Morales on Monday signaled his intention to return to Bolivia after his leftist heir Luis Arce's sweeping presidential election victory.

Bolivia 'has recovered democracy', says Arce as exit poll suggests win

La Paz - Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce, the leftist heir to former leader Evo Morales, said his country had "recovered democracy" after an exit poll from TV station Unitel indicated he had won the election in the first round with 52.

Bolivians expect 'upheaval' as general election looms

La Paz - Voters expect social upheaval for the second time in a year no matter who wins Sunday's general election in Bolivia.Polls open at 8:00 am (1200 GMT) in an election that will not feature former president Evo Morales for the first time in 20 years.

Bolivia: Turmoil in Latin America's indigenous heartland

La Paz - Landlocked Bolivia, which elects a new president on Sunday after a 2019 poll was annulled and follow-up elections postponed twice amid Covid-19, is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Latin America.

Socialist candidate Arce riding on Morales popularity

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist presidential candidate Luis Arce has led opinion polls since he was nominated by his Movement for Socialism party in January, but owes his popularity to his mentor, exiled former president Evo Morales.

Mesa eyes Bolivia presidency again 15 years on

La Paz - Fifteen years after stepping down as president, Carlos Mesa is once again on the threshold of power in Bolivia, seen as conservatives' best chance of defeating leftist Luis Arce.

Bolivia set to vote for president after polarized campaign

La Paz - Bolivians will vote for a new president on Sunday and for the first time in two decades the name of Evo Morales will not be on the ballot paper.

Economic headache awaits victor in Bolivian election

La Paz - Bolivians go to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday in the midst of the South American country's biggest economic crisis for 40 years.But the ultimate victor faces an economic headache, with GDP set to shrink by 6.

Bolivian rivals end campaigns ahead of Sunday vote

La Paz - Bolivia's left-wing presidential candidate Luis Arce ended campaigning on Wednesday ahead of Sunday's general election, with opinion polls showing him and centrist ex-president Carlos Mesa ahead in the race.

Bolivia interim president withdraws from presidential race

La Paz - The interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, announced on Thursday her withdrawal from the presidential race a month before the elections, fearing she would split the vote against leftist Luis Arce, protege of former leader Evo Morales.

Morales's candidate rides high in polls ahead of Bolivia vote

La Paz - Leftist candidate Luis Arce has a clear lead going into the final weeks of campaigning for next month's presidential election in Bolivia, a national opinion poll released Wednesday showed.Former economy minister Arce has 29.

Bolivia judge confirms ex-president Morales cannot run for senate

La Paz - A judge in Bolivia on Monday ruled that former president Evo Morales is not eligible to run for a senate seat in October's elections, the government announced.

Bolivia contacts ICC over ex-president Morales 'crimes'

La Paz - Bolivia's government announced on Friday it has contacted the International Criminal Court to denounce former president Evo Morales for "crimes against humanity" over last month's mass roadblock movement.

Bolivia president demands Morales face justice over accusations

La Paz - Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that ex leader Evo Morales, who lives in exile in Argentina, must respond to accusations that he had sexual relations with two minors.

Bolivia announces easing of coronavirus restrictions

La Paz - Bolivia will ease national measures combatting the spread of the coronavirus from next week while maintaining border closures, interim President Jeanine Anez said Friday.
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