|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Bolivia

Bolivian Leader Sure to Win Again with Wide Margin; Rival to Surprise

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales has wound up his electoral campaign sure of an overwhelming victory in general elections on Sunday as anticipated by opinion polls, while rival Samuel Doria Medina is hoping for a surprise.

Both ended their campaigns on Wednesday coinciding with the arrival of the electoral observation missions of the Organization of American States and Union of South American Nations.

The leader closed the campaign in his bastion of El Alto city, the poorest and second most-populated in Bolivia, before a crowd of tens of thousands of followers.

Meanwhile, Doria Medina chose the eastern city of Santa Cruz, the most prosperous and inhabited region of the country.

In his speech, Morales seemed confident of winning in the nine departments of the country because of his management of the administration since January 2006 when he took charge for the first time.

Morales started his second term in 2010 and now seeks a third with the endorsement of the constitutional court, which argued that although the constitution allows only two consecutive terms, the first term from 2006 to 2010 does not count as the country was refounded in 2009 with the new constitution.

According to the president, “Sunday will give a blow to the empire, neoliberalism, traitors and separatists.”

Morales always labels the United States as an empire and his opposition rivals as “traitors” and “separatists,” accusing them of wanting to hand over natural resources to foreign companies and wanting to divide the country.

Doria Medina said that Sunday would mark an important day for democracy in Bolivia as in nine years Morales has only governed to get more power and his terms have resulted in more insecurity, drug trafficking, corruption, and less justice and freedom.

According to opinion polls Morales is the favorite with between 57 percent and 59 percent of the vote, with an advantage of more than 40 points over Doria Medina, who will get between 13 percent and 18 percent.

After the end of campaigning, from Thursday there will be a period of 72 hours of “electoral silence” until election day, during which candidates do not appear in the media or in electoral events.

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:



 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved