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General News    H4'ed 10/19/20

Bolivia's Election: Evo Morales Ally Luis Arce's Win 'Strong And Clear'

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Socialists in Bolivia are celebrating a historic victory after a candidate handpicked by their ousted leader Evo Morales was on course to win the country's most important presidential election in a generation. Luis Arce — a former economy minister during the Morales era — is poised to be officially confirmed as winner after his main rival conceded even before the official count from Sunday's election was complete. Hours earlier, Morales, who is in exile in Argentina, announced what he called "an unprecedented historic triumph" and proclaimed, "We recovered our democracy."

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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