But the real win is in congress, where it looks like Evo’s MAS party has taken 25 of the 36 seats and has an absolute 2/3rds majority which will allow MAS to push through all the legislation it cares to push.
Finally, turnout looks very high on a first headcount. It will now be interesting to see just how well (or not) Evo did in the traditional oppostion states such as Santa Cruz. The detailed results will take a couple of days to filter through, but tonight Evo can enjoy a comprehensive victory in Bolivia.
Next week Chile, a place where the right always wins…. even when it calls itself the left.