Bolivian president praises massive participation in regional elections (2)

16:27, April 05, 2010      

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The record-high voter turnout was "a proof of the deepening of the Bolivian democracy," said Morales.

Noticeably, one of the voting centers was installed in a jail in the town of Camarago in Chuquisaca department, southeast of La Paz, where 12 voters cast their votes.

According to Antonio Costas, president of the National Electoral Court (CNE), the elections were supervised by at least 100 international observers to guarantee transparency.

The Organization of American States has sent a 50-member mission, headed by Panamanian President Aristides Royo, to monitor the election process.

Meanwhile, the Office of UN High Commissioner of Human Rights in Bolivia also watched the elections, with UN officers deployed in the departments of Beni, Chuquisaca, La Paz, Pando, Tarija and Santa Cruz.

The departmental and municipal elections in Bolivia were conducted with political enthusiasm and in normality, the CNE said.

"It is a tranquil election day, a day without large incidents. The Bolivian people love democracy. We are seeing a great number of people at the voting centers," Costas said.

Source: Xinhua

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