Created: 7/1/1980

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BOLIVIA: Election Tally

With core than half the votes counted fromgeneral election, formor President Hernan siles Zuazo leads in the unofficial count with aboutollowed by (icriaer presidents Hugo Banzer and Victor Par istcassoro withndercent respectively. Rural votes, which are expected to Improve Paz' position, continue to he tabulated. No candidate so far appears strong enough to win the simple majority needed to win tho presidency, and the new congress probably will have to decide anong the top three finishers. Bolivia's transition to as elected governaont could be derailed if tho leading finishers tail to agree promptly cn who should be selected by the congress. The militarySileseftist and hasoup if he win'..

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