Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal gave Luis Arce of the Movement Toward Socialism party credentials recognizing him as president-elect.
Socialist leader was attacked while he was at a meeting in La Paz city. There is no report of injuries.
Bolivia’s president-elect Luis Arce has survived a dynamite attack after he was left “totally unprotected” by security forces during a meeting at his party’s headquarters.
A group of people attacked the head office of the Bolivian Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in La Paz city with dynamite on Thursday. Arce was holding a meeting with party members at the time.
Sebastian Michel, the MAS spokesperson, said no one was hurt in the incident, but he criticized security services for not commenting on the incident and failing to do enough to protect the president-elect. “We feel that we are totally unprotected. No one provides us with the security guarantees that our authority requires,” he said.
On Thursday night, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) spokesperson Sebastian Michel denounced that Bolivia’s President-elect Luis Arce was attacked with dynamite while he was in a meeting at the party’s headquarters in La Paz city. No injuries were reported.
Arce soundly defeated his rivals and secured 55.1 percent of the vote in the presidential election. The main opposition figure, Carlos Mesa, who took just under 29 percent of the vote, has refused to recognize the result of the election.
Socialist Luis Arce has won the presidential election in Bolivia with 55 percent of the vote, the official count confirmed after all ballots were counted on Friday.
Arce’s leading rival, Carlos Mesa, took just under 29 percent of the vote, meaning the socialist’s tally exceeded the required 20 percentage-point lead for an outright win.