Bolivia: Evo Morales Supporters Block Roads to Demand Earlier Elections

Farmers' protest against the deferment of elections hinders efforts to fight the Covid-19 healthcare crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivia's roads have been blocked in at least 70 locations by groups of farmers protesting against the postponement of elections. The rallies were organized by labor unions that are either sympathetic to or directly linked with the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), the party of ex-president Evo Morales, the only one advocate of holding the presidential elections on September 6th, the date chosen by Parliament. Alleging health concerns, the Electoral Court deferred voting until October 18th.

The government blamed the blockades for the shortage of oxygen and medication for Covid-19 patients in several cities . . .

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