Demonstrators in La Paz protest against alleged electoral fraud in the general elections. Photo: EPA-EFE

Bolivians bang on pots and pans in fifth day of protest at President Evo Morales’ election win

  • Bolivians are protesting against Morales claimed a fourth consecutive election victory, extending his rule to nearly two decades
  • Election monitors, the opposition and some foreign governments have criticised the poll for lacking transparency
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Demonstrators in La Paz protest against alleged electoral fraud in the general elections. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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

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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