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128 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED


Article sattes “Last week, the government struck a series of deals with protest leaders to “pacify” Bolivia after clashes between security forces and Morales’ supporters killed some 30 people.”

Article states “Since the October election 33 people have died in violent clashes, according to Bolivia’s official human rights ombudsman, the vast majority since Morales resigned and subsequently sought asylum in Mexico.”

Article from Nov 24 shows 3 deaths post-election before Morales resigned and 29 after he resigned

Article says “That took the total number of deaths in the post-election unrest to 30, according to Bolivia’s official human rights ombudsman.”

Article says “The office of the ombudsman, which monitors conflicts in the country of 11 million people, said 20 people have been killed since Morales resigned, more than in the previous three weeks during protests against his government.”

Articles says “following a vote widely seen as tainted that led to his fall.”

Article above says “With more than 80% of the votes tallied, Mesa and Morales appeared headed for a second round…Almost a day later, the count restarted with tallies showing momentum had shifted dramatically in favor of Morales.”

Article above quotes Almagro ““Yes, there was a coup d’etat in Bolivia: It occurred on Oct. 20, when electoral fraud was committed that resulted in the victory of the ex-President Evo Morales in the first round,” said Luis Almagro, the OAS secretary general.”

Article above says “Fernandez also claimed the OAS audit was “weak” and its results were manipulated, he told radio station Radio 10.”

Article above says “Questions were raised when an official fast count by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) abruptly stopped in the evening after the vote, with close to 84% of the count complete. It showed then Morales and runner-up Carlos Mesa heading to a second round.

After a near 24-hour pause to the count, the data was once more updated the following evening, this time showing Morales with a 10-point-plus lead, handing him an outright victory.”

Article says “the Oct. 20 vote count was inexplicably halted for nearly a day, sparking allegations of fraud.”

Article above says “the vote was marred by a halt to the count and widespread allegations of fraud.”

Article above says “A total of three people have died in the weeks-long protests.….abrupt halt in the vote count and an unusual swing in the leftist leader’s favor, again blamed”

Article above says “marred by a near 24-hour halt in the count, which, when resumed, showed a sharp and unexplained shift in Morales’ favor.”

Article above says “the victory was marred by a near 24-hour halt in the count, which, when resumed, showed a sharp and unexplained shift in favor of Morales.”

Article above says “The victory, avoiding a second-round runoff vote, was marred by a near 24-hour halt in the count, which, when resumed, showed a sharp and unexplained shift in Morales’ favor.”

Article above says “Maduro termed charges by the Organization of American States that Cuba was behind unrest in Chile “stupid”.

Article above says ” But his win was mired in controversy after the vote count was halted for a day when the vote was seemingly headed for a run-off.”

Article above from Oct 30 says  “OAS secretary general Luis Almagro said on Twitter the [final] audit would take between 10 to 12 days, including verification of the voting tables and ballots, the digital processes, statistical elements, and the chain of custody of electoral material.”

Article above refers to “The final, legally binding vote tally”

Above article Understands difference between “quick count” –also calls it “preliminary count”

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