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During the Oct. 18 elections, citizen participation reached 87 percent of registered voters.
Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Court’s (TSE) President Salvador Romero on Tuesday announced that the elected authorities, both from the Executive and the Legislative Branches, will take office in the first half of November.
“Arrival of the 13th Brigade with the last 45 electoral bags to be delivered.”
"Today we have a much more solid, firm, and secure democracy than we had yesterday," Romero said, and praised to all politicians because they recognized the preliminary results without any problem.
"Accepting defeat is one of the central features in the consolidation of democracy," he added.
During the elections held on Oct. 18, citizen participation reached 87 percent of registered voters. This was a historical record as the previous highest level of citizen participation was reached in the 2005 elections when 82 percent of voters turned out to vote.
According to exit poll data, the MAS candidate Luis Arce won with 52.4 percent of the votes, while the candidate for Citizen Community Carlos Mesa reached 31.5 percent.