Bolivian election body denies allegations of misconduct in general elections

Bolivian election

On Monday, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Bolivia’s top electoral body, denied accusations of violations in counting votes cast in general elections in October that saw the surprise Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) return to command.

In a report addressing complaints from the opposition to the MAS, the TSE said the electronic system of registering and counting the ballots was on its own servers, which saved all original data of the results.

Election observers from various international organizations, including the Organization of American States, the United Nations, and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations, have all ruled out fraud in the elections and highlighted the process’s transparency.

On Oct. 23, the TSE declared MAS nominee Luis Arce the election winner, with 55.10 percent of the votes.

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