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2019 Bolivian general election

← 2014 20 October 2019 2020 →
Turnout 88.31% (Increase 0.41pp)
  Evo Morales 2017.jpg Carlos Mesa, ex-President of Bolivia (croppeda).jpg Chi Hyun Ching (cropped).png
Nominee Evo Morales Carlos Mesa Chi Hyun Chung
Party Movement for Socialism (Bolivia) Civic Community Christian Democratic Party (Bolivia)
Running mate Álvaro García Linera Gustavo Pedraza Paola Barriga
Popular vote 2,889,359 2,240,920 539,081
Percentage 47.08% 36.51% 8.78%

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President before election

Evo Morales
Movement for Socialism (Bolivia)

Elected President

Election results annulled
Jeanine Áñez (MDS) becomes acting president

General elections were held in Bolivia on 20 October 2019.

Voters elected all 130 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 36 senators and cast ballots for a joint slate of president and vice president.

Disputes over the transparency and legitimacy of the elections caused weeks of widespread protests in Bolivia after incumbent President Evo Morales was declared the winner with 47.08% of the vote. This was greater than ten-point margin over his nearest competitor, Carlos Mesa, this was enough for Morales to be announced as a winner without a run-off second-round vote.

The Organization of American States (OAS) said that there was "clear manipulation" and significant irregularities.

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