Demonstrations Ongoing

Nov 22, 2019

On 21 November 2019, demonstrations in support of former President Evo Morales are continuing in Bolivia. Protesters continue to block roads outside the Senkata fuel depot in the city of El Alto, from where demonstrators plan to march to the government headquarters in downtown La Paz later in the day. Meanwhile, protesters have blocked Montes and Peru avenues in La Paz to protest against the shortage of fuel. Dozens of roadblocks across the country have caused prolonged shortages of basic goods, such as food and fuel, in La Paz and other urban centers.

In a related political development, Bolivia’s Congress is expected to begin debating an election bill presented by the interim government. The legislation would annul the results of the 20 October presidential election and allow for the appointment of a new electoral board within 15 days of the bill’s approval. A date for anticipated new elections has yet to be scheduled.

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