Police stand guard outside the top electoral court where protesters who are against the re-election of President Evo Morales wait for the final results in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: AP

Bolivia’s president claims victory in disputed election, denounces foreign-backed ‘coup’ attempt

  • Evo Morales, who has governed landlocked Bolivia for almost 14 years claims he has numbers to avoid election run-off
  • Opposition rival Carlos Mesa urged his supporters to step up protests
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Police stand guard outside the top electoral court where protesters who are against the re-election of President Evo Morales wait for the final results in La Paz, Bolivia. Photo: AP
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Riot police spray tear gas towards supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa in La Paz, Bolivia, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Riots break out in Bolivia as mysterious vote count puts President Morales closer to fourth term

  • Evo Morales close to securing a fourth term as Bolivia’s president after an election in which updates of a vote count were mysteriously suspended for 24 hours
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Riot police spray tear gas towards supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa in La Paz, Bolivia, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
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