The MAS candidate led all the vote intention polls and the results of the quick counts indicated his victory in the first round.
After the electoral victory of the Bolivian candidate of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce Catacora, world leaders have sent their congratulations to the newly elected president and the Bolivian people.
The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, congratulated Bolivians for having held peaceful general elections, while urging all the country’s leaders to work “with the same commitment to democracy, respect for rights human rights and national reconciliation to address the current political, social, economic and health challenges facing the country ”.
For its part, the United Nations System in Bolivia applauded the high turnout in the elections and highlighted that the day was held «in an orderly manner, under a climate of tranquility and respect for human rights.»
The Government of Venezuela, through a statement from the Foreign Ministry, stated that «this historic triumph renews the hope of the Bolivian people, who are resuming the democratic path towards social justice, despite the suffering and trauma imposed during the last 12 months» .
Furthermore, it highlights the massive participation of Bolivians and indicates that it was the humble who rescued “the Bolivian Homeland from the jaws of neoliberal imperialism. No repressive power could impose itself on the will of a free people ”.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández also congratulated former president Evo Morales, Luis Arce and the MAS for the recent victory, and said that “it is not only good news for those of us who defend democracy in Latin America; It is also an act of justice in the face of the aggression suffered by the Bolivian people ”.
Similarly, the Uruguayan Government greeted the Bolivian people and institutions for the peaceful and democratic civic day in which the elections took place.
Meanwhile, the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, assured that the result of the elections restores democracy in the Andean nation and congratulated both Luis Arce and Evo Morales.
«My congratulations to the Bolivian people, who restored their democracy. Congratulations to Luis Arce and to my friend Evo Morales, who after a difficult year can see the popular vote respected,» said the former Brazilian head of state.
The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa said that «last year Evo won with 10% and Almagro shouted fraud! Now they won with 20%, which shows that the only fraud was Almagro. If he had some decency – which he does not have – He would resign. His dishonesty has cost democracy and blood. Jallalla Bolivia! «
At the same time, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez announced his communication with Luis Arce to «congratulate him on his democratic triumph» as «President-elect of Bolivia.»
The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, also congratulated Luis Arce on his election and wished him the best of success in his administration. In addition, he expressed the will of the Government of the country to strengthen relations with Bolivia, «for the well-being» of both countries.