Presidential elections in a torn Bolivia: will peace return or will blood flow again?

Several independent investigations have concluded that there was no fraud last year and that Morales was indeed 10 percent ahead of his rival Mesa.

According to the Organization of American States (OAS), fraud was involved, but its role is controversial. The New York Times wrote this summer that her fraud claim was unfounded, due to incorrect figures and questionable methods. Whereupon OAS director Luis Almagro accused the newspaper of choosing Stalin over the truth. The International Crisis Group (ICG) warns that by delegitimizing the elections, the OAS has undermined confidence in itself. But the OAS stands by its conclusions and is now watching the elections again, with the same team as last year.

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