Oct. 24, 2014, 2:53 p.m.
Incumbent Evo MORALES was confirmed as the winner of the presidential election, held on Sunday 12 October 2014. The country’s highest electoral authority, Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE), declared MORALES as officially re-elected with 61 percent of the vote. Furthermore, TSE president Wilma Velesco recently suggested that the President won with a 37-point lead over his opponent, Samuel Doria MEDINA of the Democratic Unity (UD) party. MEDINA earned 24 percent of the vote. The TSE also reported that a recount is being conducted at several polling stations due to irregularities, however these will not affect the overall results. Evo MORALES is Bolivia’s first indigenous president and this will be his third consecutive term in office. He will head the government from 2015 to 2020.