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24 Jan 2019 | 08:07 AM UTC

Bolivia: Presidential primary elections scheduled for January 27

Bolivia News Alert

Presidential primary elections to take place on January 27; avoid all related gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/22/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Manaus). COUNTRY/REGION Bolivia


Presidential primary elections are set to take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The three main contenders are Samuel Doria Medina, Carlos Mesa, and Evo Morales, who is running for a fourth term as president. Should no candidate receive 50 percent of votes, or at least 40 percent of votes with a ten-point lead, a second round will be organized. Demonstrations and political rallies are to be anticipated in the weeks leading up to the vote. An increased security presence is likely at any election-related event. 


Individuals in Bolivia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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