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Bolivia's Morales leads election after quick count; second round looks likely

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LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday’s election with 45.71% of votes compared to 37.84% for his closest rival Carlos Mesa, according to a quick count of 83% of votes by the country’s electoral board.

The preliminary results showed that Morales, South America’s longest-serving leftist leader, would have to go to a December 15 run-off with Mesa.

(Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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