LA PAZ (AFP) - Hundreds of Bolivians protested on Tuesday (Oct 20) against the impending election win of Mr Luis Arce, as the slow official count appeared set to confirm the leftist as their next president. Authoritative exit polls already suggested Mr Arce, a 57-year-old economist from the Movement for Socialism (MAS) and heir to former president Evo Morales, had beaten centrist former leader Carlos Mesa in Sunday's polls - by a wide enough margin to avoid a second-round runoff. And at about 3am local time on Wednesday, with 86 per cent of ballots scrutinised, the official count showed Mr Arce had 54 per cent, followed by Mr Carlos Mesa on 29.5 per cent. Conservative Luis Fernando Camacho was in third place with 14.4 per cent. The usual rapid count had been abandoned after allegations of irregularities last year that led to Mr Morales' November resignation after 14 years in power. "It's a fraud, as Evo Morales has always done," Yeni, a participant in the protest held in Santa Cruz, Bolivia's richest city and a Camacho stronghold, told AFP. Mr Arce's victory "is like a slap in the face", said
The mispronunciation outraged Harris’ supporters and her spokesperson Sabrina Singh said, “I’ll keep it simple: If you can pronounce ‘former’ Senator David Perdue, you can pronounce ‘future’ vice-president Kamala Harris.” A spokesperson of Perdue said the senator mispronounced the name and he did not mean anything by it.
LONDON: Millions more people headed into coronavirus lockdowns in Britain on Friday, as the government boosted a financial support package but acknowledged failures in a hugely expensive testing programme.Central Manchester was eerily quiet after the central government imposed its most stringent measures on the city and its surrounding region, following bitter resistance from local leaders who wanted more money to help affected businesses and workers.The English county of South Yorkshire will also face the same "very high" alert from Saturday, with many pubs and other hospitality venues closing and residents banned from mixing with others indoors.The latest measures add to the regions already classed as very high risk or tier three, meaning roughly 7.3 million people in England will be living under England's most stringent restrictions from the weekend.In addition, the devolved government in Wales has ordered its more than three million people to stay at home from 6:00 pm (1700 GMT), closing non-food retailers, cafes, restaurants, pubs and hotels for two weeks.The UK is battling to get a grip on a resurgence of Covid-19, which has killed more than 44,000 people in total -- Europe's worst national toll.But the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resisted calls for