Election Day in Bolivia
The new Biometric National Listing has reached an all time high number of voters, as 5.1 million people have been registered in the new listings. The percentage of growth in the occidental part of Bolivia (Evo Morales’s big voters) has grown only 18% while the oriental part of the country, voting against Morales, has grown 44%, according to Equipo Mori Consultancy Agency.
What does this mean? Morales has faced many accusations of bringing people from outside the country to register and vote for him in the oriental part of Bolivia. If this is true, the above numbers mean he will be winning the election in the regions where he previously used to lose. The national tendency, declared also by Equipo Mori, is that Morales will win by 53%.
In previous elections he lost in the oriental region and only got 30% there. If the conspiracy theory is correct, this time he will reach more than 50% in this region too (due to the big increase in the number of voters). This way he will keep all the power to himself and his party for the next five years, which added to the four he just finished make nine years of Evo’s ruling time.
This is important because winning this way he will be able to keep two thirds of the Senate and the Deputy Chamber for his party, leading to a complete use of power for his party. This also means nobody will stop him from really converting Bolivia into a socialist country, where democracy is understood as the right to elect between two or more people that belong to the same governing party.
He promised his people that his party will keep the power to themselves forever. He promised them a complete change and people are voting for him trusting that he will fulfill this promise. The new Constitution approved by him and his party after a handful of deaths and hundreds of injured people, took only two days to be approved by a Constitutional Assembly that had more than two thirds voting in his favor.
People know that this will also be the case of every law he wants to pass after tomorrow, in cases of winning in the whole country by more than 50%. Many people have gathered around his leadership leaving behind their former right wing orientation, and begin fighting internally for state jobs, which have covered all areas by now, including the production and commercialization of basic food products.
The other work area that has risen silently is the coca leave farming, which will continue to be supported by his government. Morales is the visionary of Socialism of the 21st century, who will turn coca leaves into a non prohibited item globally, supporting its use for medicine and for social consumption, not for serving as the main component of cocaine.
All allegations against him are denied completely by Morales’s Ministers and he expects to have at least 80% of the voting. This will be historical. I will be covering every aspect of the voting today, so come by for new updates.