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Bolivia: Elections Postponed to October [Updated July 24, 2020]   [open pdf - 621KB]

From the Document: "On July 23, 2020, Bolivia's electoral tribunal announced the postponement of general elections from September 6 to October 18 due to the escalating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Bolivia has been polarized since the November 2019 resignation of President Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party and already postponed elections originally scheduled for May 3 due to a national quarantine. Unrest and the surging pandemic (Interim President Jeanette Añez and several in her cabinet have contracted COVID-19) could threaten the elections. The United States remains concerned about the political volatility in Bolivia and has supported efforts to ensure the upcoming elections are free and fair."

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CRS Insight, IN11198
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2020-07-24
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