- Title: Bolivia's Morales casts vote in re-election bid
- Date: 20th October 2019
- Summary: EL CHAPARE, BOLIVIA (OCTOBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SUPPORTERS CHEERING AND SHOWERING PRESIDENT EVO MORALES WITH PETALS AS HE WALKS TOWARDS VOTING CENTRE TO CAST BALLOTS YOUNG SUPPORTERS OF EVO CLAPPING AND SMILING AS HE APPROACHES PRESIDENT EVO MORALES ARRIVING TO VOTING TABLE, GREETS ELECTORAL WORKERS SUPPORTERS WATCHING FROM BALCONY ABOVE MORALES STANDING BY AS ELECTORAL WORKER HOLDS UP BALLOT TO DEMONSTRATE IT IS BLANK, THEN HANDS IT TO MORALES GENERAL VIEW OF MORALES AT TABLE MORALES HOLDING UP BALLOT THEN DROPS IT IN THE BOX SOLDIERS OUTSIDE VOTING CENTRE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT EVO MORALES SAYING: "I call on all of the Bolivian people to participate by casting their vote for the well-being of our democracy. I congratulate the excellent coordination at Villa 14 (voting centre). I want to say thank you and once against, I ask that Bolivia be a model of participation in these elections by voting and selecting their authorities." EXTERIOR OF VOTING CENTRE WHERE MORALES CAST HIS BALLOT (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT EVO MORALES SAYING: "With my brother, the Vice President and with some ministers we will wait for the results. We are optimistic, we have much confidence but fundamentally, I trust in democracy." SUPPORTERS CROWDING AROUND MORALES VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS THROWING PETALS ON MORALES
- Embargoed: 3rd November 2019 14:09
- Keywords: Bolivia El Chapare Evo Morales voting ballot re-election
- Location: EL CHAPARE, BOLIVIA
- City: EL CHAPARE, BOLIVIA
- Country: Bolivia
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1WINNR
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales cast his vote on Sunday (October 20) in an election to decide whether to extend his rule to nearly two decades or oust the great survivor of South America's "pink tide" of leftist leaders.
Morales, widely known as just "Evo," is the favourite to win, but it is set to be his toughest race yet since sweeping to power as Bolivia's first indigenous president in 2006. Recent opinion polls show he could win with his weakest ever mandate and may face a risky second round run-off.
"I call on all of the Bolivian people to participate by casting their vote for the well-being of our democracy," Morales said after casting his vote.
Morales needs 40% of ballots and a 10-point lead to win outright on Sunday.
The next president will govern from 2020-2025.
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