Evo Morales maintains advantage in voting intention in Bolivia

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La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, remains today at the forefront of the intention to vote for the general elections of October 20, according to a survey by the Latin American Strategic Center for Geopolitics (Celag).

The results of a poll published this weekend on the electoral climate in Bolivia in October places the president as first in this indicator with 38.8 points out of 100.

With a difference of 13.3 percentage units, Carlos Mesa (25.4 percent), the candidate from Comunidad Ciudadana, comes in second place.

Oscar Ortiz of Bolivia Said No, remains in third place with 11.3 percent, followed by Felix Patzi (3.3 units out of 100) and Victor Hugo Cardenas (1.9 percent).

Those who would vote blank/null (8.1 percentage points), would not vote (2.3 percent) and the undecided (5.7 out of 100 units) add up to 16.1 percent.

According to the second paragraph of article 55 of Law 026 of the Electoral System, those who obtain in the first round more than 50 percent of the valid votes cast or a minimum of 40 percentage points and a difference of at least 10 percent with respect to the second most voted candidate will be proclaimed president and vice-president.

The ruling Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) relies on the support of the rural sector mainly for the general elections, said Bolivia’s vice-president Álvaro García Linera.

(Taken from PL in Spanish)

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