President of Bolivia Evo Morales received about 45% of the vote, while former President Carlos Mesa is over 38%, with both going to a second round, according to preliminary data from the election this Sunday published by the Bolivian electoral body.
The figures at 20:00 local (00.00 GMT on Monday) indicate that the Bolivian president reaches 45.71 percent, including the vote in the country and abroad.
Opponent Carlos Mesa stands with 37.84 percent to 83 percent of audited records about 5 million votes from an election roll of 7.3 million.
These percentages represent a 7.87 percent advantage for Morales, insufficient to claim victory.
Bolivian electoral team gives a winner to those who exceed 50 percent or reach 40 by ten points ahead of the other but if these percentages are not achieved, the two most voted would go to the second round.
The Bolivian President is the candidate for re-election of the Government Movement to Socialism (MASI), while former President Mesa leads the opposition Alliance Citizens of community.
When we challenge, we fulfill a democratic obligation. I urge the Bolivian people to vote and elect authorities so that our dear # Bolivia remains a model for democracy. We are very optimistic, we have a lot of confidence, fundamental in democracy. pic.twitter.com/bszEf3OrFZ
– Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) October 20, 2019
Next is Korean-Presbyterian Pastor Chi Hyun Chung of the Christian Democratic Party (PDC), with 8.74 percent, the surprise of these elections, followed by Senator Óscar Ortiz of the alliance Bolivia says no with 4.32.
The other five opposition candidates are below 3 percent established by the law of the country so that they can retain their legal personality.
The results are provisional and the final ones can take days in accordance with Bolivian electoral regulations.
If confirmed, this would be the first time that the current Bolivian president will not win a majority since he took office in Bolivia for the first time in 2006.  nerc