President of the TSE demands political forces respect the results of the Bolivian elections

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La Paz, Oct 21 (RHC) The president of Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Salvador Romero, called on all political actors to respect the results of the general elections of October 18, after the mobilization of some non-conformist groups that have come out to protest the vote.

In a press conference, Romero asked all political, social and regional actors to respect “the results of the 2020 election,” after demonstrations were registered this Tuesday in the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.

“Election day has been clean, the count is transparent. Therefore, we urge all citizens, all political, social and regional actors, to wait calmly for the closing of the count, which is carried out with maximum transparency,” said the TSE spokesman.

This Tuesday, dozens of people demonstrated in the city of Cochabamba (department of the same name) in protest of the election results. With Bolivian flags, the dissatisfied protested near the count center of the Departmental Electoral Tribunal (TED) to demand the repetition of the elections.

With 81.76% of the minutes counted by the Plurinational Electoral Body (OEP), the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) is in first place, with 53.58% of the total votes, followed by the Citizen Community, with 29.59%.

Regarding this count, Romero emphasized that the organ has fulfilled its responsibility to carry out an electoral process “with verifiable results.

But although the de facto government, the opposition Carlos Mesa and the international community have recognized the virtual triumph of the Masista Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of Creemos, Luis Fernando Camacho, issued a statement in which he assured that the country is experiencing “moments of uncertainty” due to the supposed “bad administration” of the TSE.

Camacho, who was one of the promoters of the coup d’état against Evo Morales in November 2019 and who counted only 14.73% of the votes in the election, criticized the fact that the TSE committed the “error” of removing the quick count of the votes during the elections.

(Taken from RHC)

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