Monday, August 11, 2008

Bolivian recall referendum yields expected results

Andean Information Network, 11 Aug 2008

Bolivia’s recall referendum concluded peacefully and has not yet provoked intense conflict or reshaped the political panorama. President Evo Morales and Vice-President Alvaro Linera Garcia won majority approval in Sunday’s vote. Also at stake were the prefecture seats. Prefects Manfred Reyes Villa (Opposition) of Cochabamba, Jose Luis Paredes (Opposition) of La Paz, and Alberto Luis Aguilar (MAS) of Oruro lost and will be replaced, while the other six prefects remain in office. These results are all currently partial and based on exit polls (which tend to over-emphasize urban areas), and will likely not be confirmed until Wednesday.

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1 comment:

Bina said...

Dang! Just read on Aporrea that Evo's support has climbed close to 70%:

http://www.aporrea.org/internacionales/n118842.html