Bolivia’s Evo Morales faces tight election race

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Bolivians are voting in key elections to decide whether to deliver a fourth term to President Evo Morales.

Since sweeping to power in 2006 with his Movement to Socialism party, the country’s first indigenous leader has overseen a period of unprecedented political and economic stability. But his popularity has waned in recent years amid corruption scandals and allegations of authoritarianism.

Although Morales, 59, is projected to win the most votes, he’s unlikely to secure a majority — something he comfortably achieved in the previous three general elections. The latest opinion poll suggests he’ll get around 32% of the vote, with his closest challenger, Carlos Mesa, on 27%.

Via DW

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