A month into his presidency, Luis Arce is proving more moderate than some expected.
Bolivia’s new president should resist the temptation to politicize the justice system.
"Luis Arce's victory signals that renewal is possible," writes AS/COA's Brendan O'Boyle on Bolivia's president-elect in The New York Times.
“[As the economy deteriorates], there is a real danger of a backward slide in democratic governance in the region," said AS/COA's Steve Liston to Reuters.
If ex-President Carlos Mesa can stay within 10 points of Luis Arce, previously Evo Morales’ economy minister, he’ll force Bolivia’s first-ever runoff.