Bolivia Election: Evo Morales’s Party Won Presidential Vote, Runner-Up Concedes

A former Bolivian president, Carlos Mesa, on Monday conceded defeat to Luis Arce, the handpicked candidate of former President Evo Morales, in Sunday’s presidential election, which tested democracy in the resource-rich, landlocked country. Mr. Mesa said that quick counts carried out by polling firms showed his main opponent, Mr. Arce, a former economy minister, had…


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A former Bolivian president, Carlos Mesa, on Monday conceded defeat to Luis Arce, the handpicked candidate of former President Evo Morales, in Sunday’s presidential election, which tested democracy in the resource-rich, landlocked country.

Mr. Mesa said that quick counts carried out by polling firms showed his main opponent, Mr. Arce, a former economy minister, had won the race. The victory opens the path to Mr. Morales’s return to Bolivia after last year’s disputed elections forced his resignation.

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