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.