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Without warning and as surprisingly as Monday fell silent, the system of rapid counting of votes in Bolivia rose almost 24 hours later to give the big surprise: Evo Morales (46.86%) overcomes the barrier of 10% difference compared to to the opponent Carlos Mesa (36.74%) for only 12 tenths, when only 5% remain to be scrutinized. Result, immediately questioned, that would grant the ultimate triumph of the indigenous leader without the need to go to the second round.

Undoubtedly an almost Hitchcockian turn, because one day before the ballot (the second round) was taken for granted, since the difference between the two guaranteed that the ballot boxes would be reopened in December. Very controversial data that angered the followers of the Citizen Community, who were on vigil in the places of electoral process.

To finish complicating the situation, in the very slow scrutiny of the 33,000 electoral records, which is 60%, Mesa defeats Morales by a few thousand votes. The opposition denounces the manipulation of the votes.

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