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19 Jun 2019 | 11:58 PM UTC

Bolivia: Opposition groups plan nationwide strike June 25 /update 1

Bolivia News Alert

Opposition groups call for nationwide strike for June 25 in protest of Evo Morales’ candidacy; associated protests possible along with business and transportation disruptions

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/25/2019, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Bolivia

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Event

Oppositions groups called for a nationwide strike on Tuesday, June 25, to protest the candidacy of President Evo Morales. As of Tuesday, June 18, it is unclear how many sectors will participate in the strike. Opposition leaders also called for staggered, rolling strikes in various states between June and October, when elections are set to be held. Business and transportation disruptions are likely in the event of a strike. Associated demonstrations are also possible on June 25 and in the coming weeks.

Context

Opposition groups argue Morales is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election following a 2016 referendum that upheld term limits. However, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Morales, paving the way for his candidacy in elections on October 20, 2019.

Advice

Individuals in Bolivia are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate commercial and transportation disruptions in the event of any strike, avoid public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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