Socialists claim massive victory in Bolivia, one year after being ousted
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Sunday’s much-delayed election was a do-over of last year’s contest. That vote ended with longtime socialist President Evo Morales fleeing into exile as opponents alleged electoral fraud and supporters decried a “coup.”
Morales, banned from running this time, watched from Argentina as his former finance minister, front-runner Luis Arce, 57, faced two main competitors who sought to stop a socialist comeback: centrist former president Carlos Mesa, 67, and right-wing nationalist Luis Camacho, 41.
The exit poll by the firm Ciesmori, with margin of error of less than 2 percentage points, indicated that Arce, the candidate of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, had claimed 52.4 percent of the vote, compared to Mesa’s 31.5 percent and Camacho’s 14.1 percent. A second exit poll by a group of universities and Catholic institutions showed similar figures, giving Arce 53 percent and Mesa 30.8 percent.
October 19, 2020 at 7:31 PM #369881Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Since the coup, Bolivian living standards have declined. Surprise, surprise, most Bolivians didn’t like that.
Look for the Biden Administration to start beating the coup/war drums about Bolivia next year, though. Socialists have a tendency to want to pay mine workers better, and there’s all that lithium there that’s needed for electric car batteries, solar cells, cellphones, etc. ad infinitum.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton
October 20, 2020 at 12:21 AM #369989mrdmkParticipant
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suddenly disappearing in the middle of the night
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October 20, 2020 at 1:44 AM #370001Snort McDorkParticipant
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Thinking out loud again.
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October 20, 2020 at 8:22 AM #370077ArtfromArkParticipant
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They and their ancestors have had to endure so much, including becoming a landlocked country as a result of the 19th century War of the Pacific.
“There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)
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