I think we lost in the four provinces. “We’ll evaluate that in depth,” Morales told his followers the day before.
If this trend continues, the MAS will have only three provinces out of nine, while the opposition will have six. Of the ten largest mayors, the ruling party won only two while the opposition won eight, including La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, which are the three largest.
However, the ruling party remains the only force with a national presence with a large majority in the rural municipalities and maintains the control of the Legislative Council.
“Internal disagreements weakened the strength of the American Islamist movement. The official candidate for governor of the Amazon region in Pando, Miguel Becera,” said, “This is the time to take stock and reflect.”
Analyst and writer Jose Raphael Villar said the MAS arrived divided and with important divisions, but especially with the questioning of Morales’ leadership through accusations by his supporters of imposing two candidates.
With strong opposition in the regions, Villar said the ruling would be more complicated for President Louis Ars. The president supported his party’s candidates in the final stage of the election campaign, but it appeared to be insufficient amid criticism of the management of the epidemic, lack of vaccines, and a lack of indicators of economic revitalization.
With Sunday’s vote, a long electoral period ended that led Bolivians to four elections in the midst of the pandemic, since the failed presidential elections in October 2019 that condemned fraud and in which Morales was seeking a fourth term, plunged the country in the worst of circumstances. Political crisis in recent years with 36 deaths.
Morales quit a month after the social disease outbreak. His party won the October 2020 elections with Arce, but the former president’s leadership has been seriously undermined, according to analysts.
“It appears that the pendulum in Latin America is moving towards the center and the right, but in Bolivia this trend has not been confirmed yet,” commented analyst and former congressman Carlos Borth told Panamericana.
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