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Bolivia: President Evo Morales to face Carlos Mesa in run-off - early results

2 21.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Plurinational Electoral Organ (OEP) announce preliminary results, La Paz
SOT, Maria Elena Choque, President of the Electoral Tribunal (SPanish): "Citizen Community (CC) 37.84%, FPV 038%, MTS 1.24%, UCS 0.42%, MAS-IPSP 45.71%."
W/S Table of results
M/S Table of results
W/S OEP conference centre
W/S Movement towards Socialism (MAS) members
M/S Bolivia President Evo Morales and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia Linera wave to supporters from steps of presidential palace
SOT, Evo Morales, Bolivian President (Spanish): "Another triumph, we won again, four consecutive elections we won in Bolivia."
W/S Morales surrounded by media
SOT, Evo Morales, Bolivian President (Spanish): "We understand the preliminary information, as always, sisters and brothers, we trust in the rural vote."
W/S MAS members
SOT, Evo Morales, Bolivian President (Spanish): "It will be something unforgettable for the new generations. After thirteen, fourteen years, a political movement represented by social and professional movements, other social sectors against a right that wants to return to the past. They were stopped and we continue with our process of change and we are going to continue still."
W/S Media surround president
W/S Presidential palace
SCRIPT
Preliminary results suggest that Evo Morales will face Carlos Mesa in the second round of the presidential election in December.
With more than 80 per cent of votes counted, Morales was in front with 45 per cent followed by Mesa's 38 per cent.
The announcement was made by the country's election authority in La Paz in the early hours of Monday morning.
Reacting to the vote, Morales refused to concede there would be a second round when addressing supporters from the steps of the presidential palace.
"Another triumph, we won again, we won four consecutive elections in Bolivia," he said.
Morales is hoping for a large turnout from rural voters, who have traditionally backed his Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party.