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    Bolivian election fraud

    Study casting doubt on Bolivian election fraud triggers controversy

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology experts that called into question the alleged election fraud that drove Bolivian President Evo Morales to resign has triggered sniping between left and right-leaning governments in Latin America.

    The analysis by two researchers in MIT’s Election Data and Science Lab, made public last week, stated that an Organization of American States (OAS) finding that fraud helped Morales win was flawed and concluded that it was “very likely” the socialist president won the October vote by the 10 percentage points needed to avoid a runoff.

    The OAS in a statement on Friday dismissed the MIT study as “unscientific.”

    Bolivia will run a fresh election in May.

    A spokesman for MIT said the study was conducted by its scientists on an independent basis for the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research and did not necessarily reflect the views of the university.

    The study prompted Morales, who fled Bolivia first to Mexico and then to Argentina, to call on Sunday for the “democratic” international community to steward the May election carefully.

    “The coup-mongerers intend to disqualify our candidates,” Morales wrote on Twitter.

    The OAS report cited several violations in the October election including a hidden computer server designed to tilt the vote toward Morales, who served as Bolivia’s president for 14 years. Morales resigned amid violence in Bolivia in the aftermath of the election fraud allegations, declaring he was the victim of a “coup.”

    Morales has said he will return to Bolivia, but has been charged by the caretaker government with sedition and blocked from running as a candidate for senator.

    Leaders of a number of left-leaning Latin American countries supportive of Morales have weighed in since the release of the MIT report, with Mexico asking the OAS to clarify its findings.

    Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro reiterated his claim that the OAS is a tool of the United States, posting on Twitter on Sunday that the MIT study was “more proof that the Ministry of the Colonies (OAS) threatens the will of the free peoples of the continent.”

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said the report’s findings justified his continued support for Morales.

    “We demand the prompt democratization of Bolivia, with the full participation of the Bolivian people and without prescriptions of any kind,” Fernandez wrote on Twitter.

    Conservative leaders in Latin America backed the OAS.

    Ernesto Araujo, Brazil’s foreign minister, said fraud in Bolivia’s election had been “crystal clear”.

    Tuto Quiroga, a former Bolivian president who is running in the next election, called the MIT study a “rehash of old lies.” Quiroga pointed out that Morales had himself asked the OAS to review the October election, called a fresh vote after the OAS report on the matter and dismissed members of Bolivia’s electoral board.

    Study casting doubt on Bolivian election fraud triggers controversy - Reuters

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    Smelling underhanded American manipulation/interloping on this one.
    As it is their rich history - especially throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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    ^If you mean,that the americans are assholes, then just say it
    Not even the americans will bite you for it

    ((Evo was, in my opinion, a not so bad president)and that was an opinion!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    - especially throughout the Western Hemisphere.
    And Africa, Asia,Middle East, and probably New Zealand

    Did i forget someone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    And Africa, Asia,Middle East, and probably New Zealand

    Did i forget someone ?

    Europe
    Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    especially throughout the Western Hemisphere.
    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Europe
    Goes into the Western Hemisphere together with Latin America
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    Australia.
    US owned

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    And Africa, Asia,Middle East, and probably New Zealand

    Did i forget someone ?
    North America... (South of Canada)

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    (Deafening silence about the election this time)


    Bolivia's Arce pledges to "rebuild" as landslide election win confirmed
    By Daniel Ramos
    24 Oct 2020

    LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia’s President-elect Luis Arce pledged on Friday to “rebuild” the Andean country after a tumultuous year of political turmoil and the pandemic, as the official vote count confirmed a landslide win for his socialist party.

    The final tally showed Arce won just over 55% of the vote, sweeping the socialists back into power just a year after the party’s leftist leader Evo Morales was ousted amid protests.

    The win draws the curtain on a painful period for Bolivia after an election late last year was dogged by disputed allegations of fraud, sparking violent protests, looting, and blockades, and eventually prompting Morales to resign.

    “Now our great challenge is to rebuild our homeland in peace, to regain joy, stability and hope for a better tomorrow for all Bolivians,” Arce said on social media in response to the final result, with a video of his support around the country.

    “We won’t let down the trust that people have placed in us.”

    The count put Arce, a pragmatic economist who is credited with fostering Bolivia’s boom years from the mid 2000s, more than 26 points ahead of centrist runner-up Carlos Mesa, who had just shy of 29% - a far larger gap than had been expected.

    Arce, who was economy minister under Morales, was seen as a moderating voice in his government. He told Reuters this week Morales would have no role in his administration.

    Morales is living in exile in Argentina, but remains the president of Arce’s party, the Movement Toward Socialism, and played a key role in picking Arce as the party’s candidate.

    With the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic slide, the vote was a body blow for Bolivia’s centrist and conservative parties, which played only a bit-part role in Morales’ near 14-year administration.

    Caretaker President Jeanine Anez, who took over in the midst of a power vacuum last year, withdrew from the race in the election build-up, while Mesa led a muted campaign. Third place runner Luis Camacho was limited to a small conservative base.

    Mesa, who also placed second in the since-voided 2019 vote, congratulated Arce on Twitter, though he already conceded defeat at the start of week when rapid counts showed a big Arce win.

    “We will remain vigilant in the democratic opposition fulfilling the mandate of the people,” Mesa said.

    Governments and observers have widely heralded the election for being peaceful and transparent - in contrast to the 2019 vote which led to running street battles between party supporters and security forces and the deaths of over 30 people.

    Salvador Romero, the head of Bolivia’s electoral authority, said in a press conference late on Friday that Bolivia could celebrate “the closing of the count,” adding there had been huge voter turn-out despite the pandemic.

    “With 88% participation, Bolivians set the second highest record in our history and one of the highest in Latin America in the 21st century,” he told reporters.

    “This affirms how people want to live in peace and with institutions that fulfill their mission, and rejected the ominous predictions of confrontation and violence.”

    Bolivia'''s Arce pledges to "rebuild" as landslide election win confirmed | Reuters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    The final tally showed Arce won just over 55% of the vote
    55 is a much better value, more modest and more believable than 80..

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    ^and much better than +537 votes:

    The Florida election recount of 2000 was a period of vote recounting in Florida that occurred during the weeks after Election Day in the 2000 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Florida vote was ultimately settled in Bush's favor by a margin of 537 votes when the U.S. Supreme Court, in Bush v. Gore, stopped a recount that had been initiated upon a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court.
    2000 United States presidential election recount in Florida - Wikipedia

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    Just another episode [that backfired] in the world of American deliberate and covert interference.
    The continuing empire can't get enough of it.

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