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Morales or Mesa? Either Way, Bolivia Faces Tough Questions.

October 09, 2019

Uncertainty is the only certainty heading into Bolivia’s Oct. 20 presidential election. A rollercoaster campaign has, at different stages, seen both President Evo Morales and his nearest challenger, Carlos Mesa, appear headed for victory. 

This picture has become even more muddled as election day draws near. But with challenges looming over the economy, the biggest question mark for Bolivia will be what comes next, no matter who wins in October. 

Early this year, Mesa, himself a former president, seemed like he could win the election with room to spare. Morales’ image had...

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