MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “After the presidential elections in Bolivia, the EU, which is on site with an election observation delegation, and the federal government must press for a transparent and clean counting process. Because while several post-election surveys unanimously see the left-wing candidate Luis Arce in the lead, the work of the electoral authority is slow and intransparent, ”says Heike Hänsel, deputy chairman of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group in the Bundestag. Hansel continues: “This opaque process increases the risk of electoral fraud, especially since the opposition candidate of the MAS is clearly in the lead according to private surveys by Tu Voto Cuenta, Ciesmori and Fundación Jubileo. At the same time, actors in the coup government, above all the so-called Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, apparently want to stir up violence in order to prevent a return to democracy with the help of the army and police. For the free and fair elections in Bolivia called for by the federal government is one A transparent counting process is essential, now international pressure will decide whether this will also be complied with by the de facto government and the authorities it has newly appointed. “
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