We talk to Zoe PC of Peoples Dispatch, who is in Bolivia as part of an election observation team, on the situation on the ground as exit polls and the main opposition candidate have acknowledged the victory of the Luis Arce-David Choquehuanca ticket of MAS
The first elections since the coup d’état will be held on October 18 amid a tense social and political climate. This includes a military mobilization in La Paz the night before the polls and the suspension of the DIREPRE early results system
Jorge Quiroga is the third right-wing presidential candidate who has dropped out of the electoral race in the past one month to unite against the progressive Movement Towards Socialism party
The people of Bolivia fear that the ruling coup government will be making use of all kinds of dirty tricks in order to steal the election from them.
MAS presidential candidate, Luis Arce, denounced the violent threats by the de-facto government officials and requested the active observation of the international organizations during and after the general elections
In the aftermath of the court’s ruling, far-right armed groups attacked MAS supporters waiting outside the court
Áñez announced her withdrawal from the electoral race just a day after the country’s largest opinion poll placed her fourth in the presidential race
The MAS party has elected of peasant leader Leonardo Loza to replace Evo Morales as the candidate for Senate in Cochabamba
The MAS presidential ticket, Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca, vowed to restore democracy, dignity, employment, hope and stability in Bolivia
A recent study released by US based researchers disproves allegations made by the Organization of American States that electoral fraud was committed by Evo Morales’ party in the 2019 Bolivian elections
What role did billionaire Elon Musk and his thirst for lithium play in the coup in Bolivia? Vijay Prashad and Alejandro Bejarano discuss.
Former Bolivian president Evo Morales condemned the attempt, saying that with the banning of the party, the opposition wants to achieve “what they cannot achieve at the polls”