Socialists score crushing victory in Bolivia
Despite last year's right-wing coup, and a full year of government repression, the people of Bolivia have reelected the Socialist party
Exit polls suggest Evo Morales’s leftwing party has pulled off a stunning political comeback in Bolivia’s presidential election, although an official result has yet to emerge.
Two private surveys projected that Luis Arce, the candidate for Morales’s Movimiento al Socialismo (Mas), secured more than 50% of the vote in the ballot on Sunday, with his closest rival, the centrist former president Carlos Mesa, receiving about 30%.
The election was so one-sided that the right-wingers are already conceding even though only about 10% of the votes have been counted.
A year ago in the midst of the coup in Bolivia, Mayor Patricia Arce was captured, beaten, had paint thrown on her and her hair chopped off, and was paraded through the streets by right wing thugs who wanted to intimidate MAS supporters.
Yesterday, she was elected Senator pic.twitter.com/oTjdgqlJbX
— Resting Witch Face (@AliMortell) October 19, 2020
don't forget that the election in bolivia was a concession by the fascist coupists after the socialist movement, backed by the mass of the population, threatened a civil war. it was a victory won from below, which many sacrificed their lives for. they will forever be remembered
— (@zei_squirrel) October 19, 2020