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Chapter : OAS Conducts Election Audit in Bolivia : November 10 and 11, and December 4, 2019
OAS Conducts Election Audit in Bolivia : November 10 and 11, and December 4, 2019
Bolivian president Evo Morales stepped down in November 2019 after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report finding serious irregularities and evidence of vote count manipulation during the country’s latest general election. A subsequent slew of resignations among high-ranking officials put Senate vice president and opposition leader Jeanine Añez Chavez in line to become interim president until new elections could be called. This entire period was marked by continual unrest, as both pro- and anti-Morales Bolivians took to the streets to make their voices heard.
A Popular President Loses Support
After becoming Bolivia’s first indigenous president in 2006, Morales ...