No surprises

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No surprises in the results of the Bolivian general election. Evo Morales has won his re-re-election (yes, he was re-elected twice) with 60% of the votes.

The whole process was evidently fraudulent. First, Evo Morales used a peculiar and illegitimate interpretation of the new constitution that allowed him to run for president and get re-elected twice. Second, the constitutional tribunal, the electoral committee and the judicial system clearly and, unambiguously, responded and continue to respond to Evo Morales and his political party. Third, Evo Morales unapologetically used the government budget to run his campaign. This evidence, together with a weak, uninspiring and divided opposition made Evo Morale’s victory a done deal before people even went to vote.

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