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OAS to Observe General Elections in Bolivia

  May 17, 2019

OAS to Observe General Elections in Bolivia
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The Organization of American States and the Government of Bolivia today signed the agreement for the deployment of an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the general elections in the country on October 20, 2019, during a ceremony in the palace of government in La Paz.

During the signing ceremony, the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted that “this agreement to guarantee observers for the elections of October 20 is a way to be transparent. Wherever the observers are from, we have nothing to hide, nothing to divert, nothing to distort.”

For his part the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, highlighted that “the signing of this agreement on the immunities and priveleges of the observers of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission will generate the greatest guarantees of independence for the work our team in will carry out throughout the territory of Bolivia. The OAS will be very vigorous in the defense of each vote cast.”

This will be the 18th Electoral Observation Mission that the OAS has sent to Bolivia since the first in 1966.

Reference: FNE-96608