Evo Morales Is Re-elected President of Bolivia in First Round

Bolivian President Evo Morales has succeeded in opening the 10-point gap required to secure a first-round win and re-election.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 95.38 percent of the votes counted, Evo Morales achieved 46.86 percent against the 36.72 percent for liberal Carlos Mesa. With these figures, Morales has a 10.14 percent lead and guarantees a direct victory.

The Organization of American States (OAS) asked Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Court to explain why the broadcast of preliminary results was interrupted on Sunday evening, October 20th.

The Electoral Observation Mission consists of 92 monitors . . .

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