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  • Luis Arce has manifested that his administration will restore the MAS economic achievements, now in decline due to the mismanagement of the de facto president Jeanine Áñez.

    Luis Arce has manifested that his administration will restore the MAS economic achievements, now in decline due to the mismanagement of the de facto president Jeanine Áñez. | Photo: Sputnik

Published 26 February 2020

The alarms rang off because there will be no informing of preliminary ballot counts; therefore, the result of the vote will be announced once the review of all the ballots is finished.

The candidate for the presidency of Bolivia for the Movement to Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce, denounces possible fraud in general elections called for May 3, given the changes made to the election system, also exposed by several political actors as 'nothing transparent'.

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The alarms rang off because there will be no informing of preliminary ballot counts; therefore, the results of the votes will be announced once the review of all the ballots has concluded.

Arce also addressed the interference by Washington in Bolivia's internal affairs by financing this year's general election,  during an interview with Argentinian daily La Nacion. He recalled that during the MAS administration, the State was responsible for this and other strategic tasks.

"The most important thing is that polls show MAS is in the first place and we continue in permanent contact organizing meetings in Argentina. We are convinced that we will win the elections if there is no fraud," former president Evo Morales said he is optimistic on Arce's triumph next May.

The political decision of the TSE to disable @evoespueblo and @DiegoPary as candidates for the Senate, shows that there are no guarantees for free democratic and fair elections in #Bolivia. We condemn this action. #We will be back

Morales warned that the first signal of fraud in Bolivia was his disqualification as a candidate for first senator for Cochabamba because of pressure against the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) by right-wing groups such as the Santa Cruz Civic Committee and other opposition groups.

In case of winning, Luis Arce has manifested that his administration will restore the MAS administration's economic achievements, achievements now in steep decline due to the mismanagement of the unconstitutional president Jeanine Anez.

# Bolivia���� || Numerous personalities and organizations join the complaints against the disqualification of former President Evo Morales (2006-2019) to participate in the May 3 elections in Bolivia.

"(...) the de facto government showed that it does not know how to administer the State or the economy, it is skilled at destroying everything we have done," the former minister of Economy and Finance said. Arce also reiterated that his political platform looks forward to giving continuity to the model of government, which began in 2006 when Evo Morales assumed the presidency.

He stressed that in just two months, coup authorities generated fear in savers, who took their money from the banks. The economy is now dollarized, and small and medium enterprises reduced their sales by half.

"I ask the international community not to abandon the people, and I ask the United Nations Organization, personalities, friendly governments and people who understand, to guarantee the elections in Bolivia," Evo Morales asked.

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