While awaiting the results of the presidential elections, the interim president stressed that the day passed calmly.
At the close of the presidential elections in Bolivia, the interim president Jeanine Áñez asked “patience” to citizens and political parties waiting for the first results of a general election to be known, which day passed normally.
“We must all be patient to wait for the results without generating any kind of violent events, I assure you, we will have credible results “said Áñez through a message broadcast by the state-owned Bolivia TV.
“Beyond our differences, we are all Bolivians and, therefore, among all we must build a united, democratic and peaceful Bolivia“, he insisted, while appealing to the” maturity “of his compatriots to enforce” the law “during the day this Sunday.
“We have had a peaceful and democratic holiday (…), that is why I want to thank the citizens, the electoral authorities, the Police and the Armed Forces who have contributed to social peace,” he stressed.
For his part, the president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Salvador Romero, informed a few hours after the closing of the polling stations that the day had elapsed “in peace, in tranquility, and in calm”.
Romero also stressed that the loss of three electoral bags in the department of La Paz has already been solved, so it did not harm Bolivians’ right to vote, he explained.
“The complaint about the loss of three electoral suitcases was made at the right time, they have already been recovered and are under control, all the provisions were made for the replacement of those suitcases, we want to thank the work carried out by the security forces”, counted.
In relation to this matter, the Minister of Government of Bolivia, Arturo Murillo, also assured that the situation has been solved and reported the arrest of three people, in addition to another fifteen detainees for forgery of circulation permits in La Paz and in Santa Cruz.