Vice President Garcia Linera said that the best way to clear any doubt about the Presidential election results is to perform an international audit.
Bolivia's Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera Tuesday said that an audit of the results of the Oct. 20 presidential elections will be carried out with the participation of the Organization of American States (OAS), Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and others countries.
On Oct. 20, the conservative Citizen Community candidate achieved 36.51 percent of the vote, which placed him in second place after the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) candidate. Meanwhile, President Evo Morales won reelection with over 47 of the vote with no need for a second round as he had over 10 percent difference ahead of Mesa.
Since there was no second round as he would have liked, Mesa argues that there was "fraud" and accused Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of being unreliable as an information source, especially after the Preliminary Electoral Results (TREP) transmission was suspended, when the count had reached 83.7 percent of the total.
At an OAS Permanent Council extraordinary meeting carried out last week, however, Bolivia's Foreign Minister Diego Pary explained that the TREP results are not binding, for they are of a technical nature.
On election day, upon reaching 80 percent of the total number of votes, electoral authorities decided to pause the live transmission because the remaining percentage corresponded to rural votes, over which immediate figures cannot be extrapolated.