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2019 Bolivian protests

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2019 Bolivian protests
Protestors in La Paz
DateBefore Morales resignation
21 October – 10 November 2019
After Morales resignation
11–21 November 2019
MethodsProtests, rioting, civil resistance, unrest, strikes
Resulted in
  • Evo Morales resigns as President of Bolivia
  • Jeanine Áñez becomes acting president; new elections to be held in October 2020
Parties to the civil conflict

Bolivia Morales loyalists

Bolivia Áñez loyalists

Lead figures
Death(s)33 (as of 27 November 2019)[2]
Injuries804 (as of 27 November 2019)[2]
Arrested1511 (as of 27 November 2019)[2]

From 21 October 2019 until late November of that year, protests and marches occurred in Bolivia in response to claims of electoral fraud in the 2019 general election of 20 October.

After 11 November 2019 there were protests by supporters of the outgoing government in response to Jeanine Áñez becoming the acting president of Bolivia. The claims of fraud were made after the suspension of the preliminary vote count, in which incumbent Evo Morales was not leading by a large enough margin (10%) to avoid a runoff.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Clashes Rock Bolivia as its New Interim Leader is Challenged | Time". Archived from the original on 14 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Frances Jenner (27 November 2019). "Excessive police violence in protests cause deaths and thousands of injuries". Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Bolivia election: President Evo Morales poised to win reelection | DW | 22.10.2019". DW.COM. Retrieved 2020-06-12.