Bolivian Election Shapes Up as Battle Over Former President Evo Morales

Bolivian Election Shapes Up as Battle Over Former President Evo Morales

Eleven months after Bolivia’s President Evo Morales resigned amid violent protests and fled the country, his party has regrouped and his handpicked candidate is the front-runner in Sunday’s election.

Luis Arce, who was Mr. Morales’s longtime economics czar in the Movement Toward Socialism Party, or MAS, leads five other candidates and is within striking distance of winning the presidency outright in Sunday’s first round of balloting, according to several public opinion polls.

“Everyone…

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