Bolivian President Evo Morales has been declared the winner of presidential elections in spite of disputed results that led to riots and numerous claims of fraud.
Claims of vote-rigging were made after the count was interrupted for 24 hours.
Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count after a day-long delay put the leader close to avoiding a runoff in his bid for a fourth term.
Protesters set fire to regional offices of the electoral body in the southern cities of Sucre of Potosi late Monday, and a crowd burned ballots from Sunday’s election in Tarija. Bands of Morales’ supporters and opponents fought in a number of places across the country, including the capital of La Paz.
Despite arriving in Sta. Cruz, Bolivia, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Katrina Llegado will have to wait until November 10 before the pageant activities begin.
Promociones Gloria, the company behind the pageant, decided to postpone the pageant to ensure the safety of the delegates.
Miss Philippines arrived with Miss Mexico and Miss Canada. As of writing, Miss Canada flew back to her country.
Llegado will be flying to another country to wait for the final dates of the pageant.