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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.

Morales backers persecuted in Bolivia: HRW

Washington - Bolivia's interim leadership is using the justice system to persecute supporters of ex-president Evo Morales, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.

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.

Bolivia probes alleged Morales affair with minor

La Paz - Bolivia's justice ministry has filed a criminal complaint against 60-year-old former president Evo Morales over an alleged sexual relationship with a minor, Deputy Minister Guido Melgar said Thursday.

Morales ally and one-time president tied in Bolivia opinion poll

La Paz - The hand-picked candidate of ex-president Evo Morales and former president Carlos Mesa are running neck-and-neck ahead of Bolivia's election in October, according to a poll published Tuesday.

Protests persist despite Bolivia's new election law

La Paz - Supporters of exiled former Bolivian president Evo Morales demonstrated Thursday though in smaller numbers following approval of a new law preventing further postponement of the country's general election, the government said.

Bolivia slams armed protesters as international bodies urge dialogue

La Paz - Bolivian authorities denounced the actions of armed protesters as the country entered a 10th day of road blocks that have prevented vital medical supplies needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic from reaching hospitals.

Bolivia's military, police chiefs call for easing of tensions

La Paz - Bolivia's top military and police chiefs on Monday called on political leaders to hold a dialogue to ease tensions and lift a week-long blockade over postponed elections.

Deadly pandemic and postponed elections: Bolivia's explosive cocktail

La Paz - Ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, Bolivia is bracing for a potential escalation in civil unrest as former president Evo Morales's supporters take to the streets following a new postponement of presidential elections.

Bolivia records 10% increase in coca cultivation in 2019: UN

La Paz - Bolivia recorded a 10 percent increase in coca cultivation in 2019 as compared to the previous year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Wednesday.

Morales supporters rally against Bolivia election delay

La Paz - Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales announced plans for a general strike on Tuesday while protesting a decision to further delay national elections because of the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country.

Bolivia postpones general election until October

La Paz - Bolivia postponed its general elections on Thursday for a second time because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting it off until October 18, officials said.

Thousands in Bolivia anti-government protest

La Paz - Thousands of demonstrators defied quarantine restrictions and marched on the Bolivian capital La Paz on Tuesday to protest against the government of interim President Jeanine Anez.

Bolivian economy minister becomes fourth cabinet member with COVID

La Paz - Bolivia's economy minister said Sunday that he tested positive for COVID-19, making him the fourth cabinet member with the virus, in addition to the country's interim president who is in quarantine.
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Evo Morales during a visit to val-de-Marne, May 14, 2006
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