"[18], Argentina – The outgoing incumbent government of Argentina called for "all sides to talk to restore peace". These actions were accompanied by a military uprising, being the National Military Coordinator, with the support of the Union of Retired Military of Santa Cruz, who would organize the actions. According to the official, the US needed a crisis in Bolivia to change the nation's policy, adding that the situation will remain rocky for awhile. The following is a list of reactions to the 2019 Bolivian political crisis. "[56][7] On November 14, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov announced that Russia will recognize Áñez as interim president until new elections are held. Guterres commented that the "implementation of this law should pave the way for a greater normalization of the situation in the country and the holding of transparent, inclusive and credible elections. @media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) {

It also accused the United States of interfering the internal affairs of Bolivia. [2] On 18 Dec, Osvaldo Chirveches, Jesuit priest and president of the Conference of Religious of Bolivia observed that "Bolivia is beginning to move and show more positivism. However, it would be dimly viewed by US President Donald Trump's administration and its allies in Latin America - Mr Morales has been a fierce and life-long critic of US "imperialism", even though he was credited with applying pragmatic economic policies during his nearly 14 years in office. In this context, the Personal Envoy joins the rejection expressed by many national actors to the recent declarations of Mr. Evo Morales.” Evo Morales had suggested the formation of "armed militias" like in Venezuela. People from different departments of Bolivia march towards La Paz against the nomination of Bolivian President Evo Morales as candidate for reelection for the October 2019 … The Bolivian opposition through the Civic Committees and the opposition group National Military Coordinator had prepared groups of young people to carry out violent actions, mainly in the cities of Santa Cruz and La Paz. An Aymara couple poses for a picture after voting during general elections in Jesus de Machaca, Bolivia, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Bolivia held general elections in November 2019 and primary elections to determine each party's presidential and vice-presidential candidates in January 2019. Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa said he's certain Bolivian President Evo Morales, Latin America's first Indigenous head of state, will be re-elected for a fourth term in the 2019 elections. In February 2016, the opposition united and captured 51.3 percent of a referendum vote, just defeating Morales’s attempt to legalize his fourth candidacy. Because he will certainly win his fourth election, he's a caudillo and Bolivia a dictatorship. Moments after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report alleging gross "manipulations" of election computer systems, Morales announced fresh elections and vowed to reform the electoral commission. A graffiti of former Bolivian President Evo Morales adorns a wall prior to Sunday's elections, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.

The next day, Morales denounced a coup by violent groups as some police officers joined opposition protests. Mr Morales said in late September that, if Mr Arce won, he would return to the country "the next day". By 2017, public opinion surveys found that, out of all Latin American countries, Bolivia had the lowest population percentage to believe that the government was designed to benefit the powerful. Morales argued that winning would let him “deepen” democracy by continuing to promote policies that reduce social and economic inequality. Greater inclusion has led to an expansive social policy and increased social and economic equality — which has changed public perceptions dramatically. But her legitimacy had already come into question. [31] One GAC official stated that Canada would not use the term "recognition", nor would it likely refer to Áñez as "President Áñez". Opposition Senator Jeanine ��ez declared herself president of Bolivia 12 November 2019, despite not meeting with the constitutional requirements for such a move, as Parliament did not achieve a quorum because the lawmakers of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) could not attend, due to a lack of guarantees for their security. Search the complete digital archives for all papers in the Pioneer News Group. Crowds burned the offices of the electoral body in the southern cities of Sucre and Potosi, and protesters set fire to ballots from Sunday's election in Tarija. The violence followed a call by opposition candidate Carlos Mesa for his supporters to take to the streets and not recognise the preliminary results being published by the electoral authorities. VideoUndercover in the schools that chain boys, The woman who ferries Covid patients in a school bus. VideoThe story of the blaze that destroyed Moria camp, Arctic Circle teens call for help to save their homes. The reason … Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez, said, however, that Morales himself would not be welcome as a candidate. VideoArctic Circle teens call for help to save their homes, .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}France teacher attack: Four school students held over beheading.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, US election 2020: Trump and Biden feud over debate topics2, Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has lymphoma3, Mysterious 'Robin Hood' hackers donating stolen money4, Covid-19: First UK airport coronavirus testing begins5, New name for a Canadian town called Asbestos6, Covid: Noon deadline approaches for Manchester coronavirus deal7, Nasa's Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring 'high five' with asteroid Bennu8, Coronavirus: Germany improves ventilation to chase away Covid9, US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?10. Moreover, his opposition has been fragmented and tied to the upper classes. On 12 December, Morales departed from Mexico and took asylum in Argentina. Morales warns Bolivian leaders not to 'stain themselves with blood' as protesters take to the streets. [8][9], United Nations – On 11 November 2019, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern at the situation and urged the parties to "refrain from violence" and exercise "maximum restraint". South Korean-born evangelical pastor, Chi Hyun Chung, was in third place with 8.7% of the vote. (function(src){var a=document.createElement("script");a.type="text/javascript";a.async=true;a.src=src;var b=document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];b.parentNode.insertBefore(a,b)})("//experience.tinypass.com/xbuilder/experience/load?aid=bYdYZQml5V"); Evo Morales gave a press conference 23 October 2019 in which he warned that a right-wing coup attempt was being carried out so as to stop the full counting of votes, and annul the result of the elections if it gave Morales a first-round victory.