Friday, October 3, 2014

Bolivia: Elections in the Time of Evo | North American Congress on Latin America

More than 6 million voters are expected to participate in Bolivia's national elections on October 12, a day also celebrated—not coincidentally—as Bolivia's national "Day of Decolonization." Unlike two other leftist Latin American presidents (in Brazil and Uruguay) whose parties are engaged in tightly contested electoral contests this month, President Evo Morales of the ruling MAS (Movement Towards Socialism) party will likely win in a landslide, returning to his third consecutive term in office. If re-elected, he will be Bolivia's longest serving leader in history, with the longest tenure of any incumbent Latin American president.

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