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  • Bolivian President Evo Morales leads the polls for October presidential elections with 35.6 percent.

    Bolivian President Evo Morales leads the polls for October presidential elections with 35.6 percent. | Photo: Reuters

Published 21 February 2019

Evo Morales continues to promote the social and economic development of the country, with sovereignty and independence.

Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma is leading the polls for the presidential elections that will take place in the Andean country this October. Morales is polling with 35.6 percent, whereas the main opposition candidate, and former president, Carlos Mesa, is trailing behind at 30.5 percent.

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The Tal Cual company carried out the survey between the 14th-19th of Feburary with the participation of 1,815 people over 18 years old, in the nine capitals of the Bolivian departments and also the city of El Alto. According to the poll, there is over 5 percentage points of difference between the leading candidates, which are Evo Morales of the ‘Movement Towards Socialism’ (MAS), Evo Morales, and Carlos Mesa of the Community Citizen Party (CC).

Likewise, the survey gave 6.6 percent to the the oppositionist Oscar Ortiz, of the ‘Bolivia Dice No’ (Bolivia Says No) alliance, while other opposition candidates obtained a total of 10.6 percent.

Evo Morales’ candidacy is authorized by the Supreme Electoral Court after his victory at the primary elections held on the 27th of January of this year. The general elections, due to be held in October of this year, represent Evo Morales’ third candidacy in a presidential election since the new ‘plurinational state’ was founded, he has been in office since 2006, winning 3 elections in that time.

Evo Morales continues to promote the social and economic development of the country, with sovereignty and independence. During his 13 years at the head of government, the president has achieved historic transformations with record economic growth levels that have made Bolivia that fastest growing economy in the region. The country has achieved greater social inclusion and a 50% reduction in poverty. Now, the indigenous leader is betting on re-election in the upcoming general elections this October.

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