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Bolivia suspends presidential elections

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 22, 2020
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced yesterrday the suspension of presidential elections after the government declared a 14 day national quarantine to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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“This measure, the consequence of an unprecedented situation in the world, prevents the electoral body from continuing to carry out the preparatory tasks for the election day that was set for Sunday, May 3,” Anadolu Agency quoted the Tribunal as saying in a statement.

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A new date has not been set but the TSE said it will be agreed upon with all political entities of the country.

All the presidential candidates have suspended campaigns for almost 15 days and reduced political statements on social media, where the main topic of discussion has been the spread of the virus in Bolivia and a lockdown ordered by the de facto government led by Jeanine Anez that includes a stay-at-home command, a halt to international flights and the prohibition of events.


 

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