On Sunday 18/10/2020 a remarkable event took place in the Latin American country of Bolivia. Luis Arce the socialist presidential candidate won a landslide victory on the first ballot winning 55.1% of the vote in the Bolivian presidential election.
The reason this victory is remarkable is because of the background of the presidential election on 18/10/2020. In October 2019 Evo Morales of the Movement for Socialism won a landslide victory on the first ballot. However, the Bolivian army forced Morales to stand down claiming that there was election fraud in his victory. This was largely due to American pressure as they wanted to get control of Bolivia,s lithium supplies.
A far right interim president was appointed in Morales place. She had an approval rating of less than 10%.However the indigenous Indian population of Bolivia who make a 70% of the countries population braved far right and police violence and have staged constant strikes and demonstrations since October 2019. As a result of this the interim government was forced to hold new presidential elections in October 2020.
This resulted in a landslide victory for Luis Arce of the Movement for Socialism winning 55.1% of the vote on the first ballot on the 18/10/20. This is a massive boost for the left socialist forces throughout the whole of Latin America. It is also a big setback for right wing reactionaries throughout Latin America. Also a massive defeat for American imperialism in its evil attempts to overthrow left wing governments in Latin America particularly Venezuela.
So salute the brave people of Bolivia and the new president Luis Arce. It shows that even in the most difficult circumstances people can fight for freedom, justice and equality.
Best wishes to all for the future.