Former Labour leader’s detractors mocked his support for win in 2019, but re-run delivers even bigger victory
Last year, as so often, then-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was attacked by his detractors both inside and outside the Labour Party for his support for a socialist leader in another country.
Right-wingers in Bolivia – along with the ‘Organisation of American States’, which has a liking for recognising unelected right-wingers in South America – rejected Evo Morales’s winning 47% share in the 2019 Bolivian general election and approved of a military coup.
But in the new election that took place at the weekend, Morales’s left-wing successor Luis Arce has romped home with a 52% outright majority, according to polling company Ciesmori’s ‘fast count’ of the vote.
Official confirmation is likely to take some days and there are fears that the right will refuse to relinquish power or try to tamper with the result, but Corbyn’s enemies again look opportunistic fools while the former Labour leader yet again stands on the right side of history – and on the side of the people.
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