Bolivia official vote count hands win to socialist Luis Arce

FILE PHOTO: Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of the Movement to Socialism party (MAS), poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters in La Paz, Bolivia October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Bolivia’s official vote count on Friday confirmed a win for socialist Luis Arce, who won 55.10% of the vote with all ballots tallied, followed by Carlos Mesa with 28.83%.

The result confirms Arce´s more than 20 point lead over his rival that several unofficial vote counts had already indicated, and marks a return to the left for Bolivia from the present conservative caretaker government that stepped in after long-term leader Evo Morales was ousted last year.

Arce’s socialist MAS party has already claimed victory and Mesa conceded the loss on Monday.

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