Bolivia’s Arce Passes His First Political Test

Bolivian President Luis Arce addresses the nation at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Jan. 22, 2021 (AP photo by Juan Karita).
Bolivian President Luis Arce addresses the nation at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Jan. 22, 2021 (AP photo by Juan Karita).
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SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia—Last Sunday’s local and regional elections in Bolivia were President Luis Arce’s first political test since he took office in November. Official results are still being tabulated, as the process was delayed by a cyberattack this week on the electoral commission’s website, which authorities said came from outside the country. But exit polls, which have proven reliable in the past, indicate mixed results for Arce’s political party, the Movement for Socialism. Known in Bolivia as the MAS, the party won governorships in three states, and will head to a second-round runoff in four others. Only in the county’s […]

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