Evo Morales’ socialist movement returns to power in Bolivia

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 4:42pm


Celebrations stretched past midnight last night in Bolivia's capital of La Paz after exit polls showed the country’s socialist party far ahead in the presidential election. The votes still have to be confirmed, but centrist candidate Carlos Mesa conceded to ousted leader Evo Morals’ hand-picked socialist candidate Luis Arce. The World’s host Marco Werman gets more from Carwil Bjork-James, a cultural anthropologist and Bolivia expert at Vanderbilt University.