Socialist Luis Arce Wins Presidential Election in Bolivia

Socialist candidate of the Movimiento al Socialismo party Luis Arce will be declared the winner of Bolivia’s presidential election after interim president Jeanine Añez formally conceded defeat on Monday and announced 52 percent of the people registered in the electoral college voted for him. Opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho gained 31 percent and 17 percent respectively.

Socialist candidate of the Movimiento al Socialismo party Luis Arce will be declared the winner of Bolivia’s presidential election after interim president Jeanine Añez formally conceded defeat on Monday and announced 52 percent of the people registered in the electoral college voted for him. Opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Fernando Camacho gained 31 percent and 17 percent respectively.

“I congratulate the winners and I ask them to govern thinking in Bolivia and in our democracy. We’ve recovered our democracy,” Áñez said wrote on her Twitter account. 

Arce, who is one of the most important allies of former President Evo Morales, told local reporters in Bolivian capital La Paz he will form a government of national unity. “This government will unite all Bolivians, this government will restore democracy and reach a better future for all Bolivians,” Arce said.

During an interview in NTN 24’s Club de Prensa, political analyst Juan Hidalgo said the main reason behind Arce’s victory was the lack of cohesion between the opposition main candidates.


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