MAS is celebrating the re-election of president Evo Morales. Exit polls have shown an ample 62% of voters in favor of Morales, while Manfred and Leo (PPB) have 23% and Samuel (UN) has 9%. The new composition of the Senate gives two thirds to MAS and the chamber of members is also MAS colored.
The growth of listings reflects the growth of Morales’s voting in regions where he did not use to win. The opposition needs to rethink its strategy, as this results are burying their hope to become a meaningful force in the country.
By state, MAS would hold a victory in the states (departments) of La Paz, Oruro, Potosi and Cochabamba, while Chuquisaca and Tarija are the opposition strongest sites. Santa Cruz is about to surrender and will have to wait to see the last results.Beni and Pando are two strong sites for the opposition, with 48% and 46% each.
MAS gets between 24 and 25 senators, PPB between 10 and 11 senators and one senatorial place would be disputed between UN and AS. This is very important, as it gives the government total access to pass the laws it needs to pass without delay or discussion.