Bolivia: Arce, the dolphin of Evo Morales, wins the presidential election in the first round

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Luis Arce, the candidate of the left and dolphin of former head of state Evo Morales, won the presidential election in Bolivia in the first round on Sunday with 52.4% of the vote, according to an exit poll released by the private channel Unitel.

The former Minister of the Economy is more than 20 points ahead of his main rival, the centrist Carlos Mesa (31.5% of the vote), and ensures the return to power of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) after the resignation in November 2019 of Evo Morales, accused by the opposition of electoral fraud.

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