Govt Party Leads Bolivia Electoral Trend

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La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Faced with the regional and municipal on April 4, the governing Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) is leading in Bolivia the voter’s acceptance in six of nine regions, the first polls revealed on Tuesday.

  According to the most recent poll by Ipsos, Apoyo, Opinion y Mercado pollster, published by La Razon daily and private ATB television station, the MAS is winning in La Paz, Oruro, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Potosi and Pando.

The governing party candidates have not won yet the majority in the vote intention in Beni and Santa Cruz, while they are tied in Tarija, according to that poll.

The same source said that in Santa Cruz, the fourth region of the so-called crescent, the opposition is still leading, with the nomination of ex Prefect Ruben Costas, supported by 58 percent of those polled, while MAS nominee Jerjes Justiniano won 26 percent.

In the five other departments, the governing party nominees are in the first positions in the electoral preference poll, and they are beginning to look like the most likely candidates to be elected as the first governors of their regions.

The vote intention survey was carried out by Ipsos from February 20 to March 2, 2010, based on a poll that included almost 3,000 people between 18 and 70 years of age in 102 populations of the nine departments.

On April 4, Bolivians should elect 2,502 authorities, as governors, mayors, town councilors and departmental assembly members.

Source: Prensa Latina

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