Posters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales adorn a wall in El Alto, Bolivia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. To determine which of the two file types to use, you should consider whether the data are being used to analyze patterns over time, types of violence, conflict between groups, or locations (which the default file type is best for), or to analyze actor types or specific actors. Arce, meanwhile, appealed for calm in the bitterly divided nation saying he would seek to form a government of national unity under his Movement Toward Socialism party. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko), Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives to a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after general elections in his home country, Monday, Oct. 19. Bolivian Election Shapes Up as Battle Over Former President Evo Morales After the longtime leader was ousted last year, his leftist party has regrouped and now leads polls ... Oct. 18, 2020 … Danse Macabre: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Post-Oil Sudan, Crackdown on Political Opposition in Cuba, Cabo Ligado Weekly: 28 September-4 October 2020, CDT Spotlight: Continuing Conflict in Jammu & Kashmir, Political Limbo: The 2020 Bolivian General Election, Demonstrations & Political Violence in America: New Data for Summer 2020. Download it here. (AP Photo/Juan Karita), A youth plays with birds in Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral and government offices are located in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, the morning after general elections. Newly installed electoral authorities barred Morales from running in Sunday’s election, even for a seat in congress, and he faces prosecution on what are seen as trumped-up charges of terrorism if he returns home. Arce, meanwhile, appealed for calm in the bitterly divided nation saying he would seek to form a government of national unity under his Movement Toward Socialism party. Evo Morales' party, with Arce as its candidate, claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago. Please be aware that ACLED covers over 100 countries, but the period of active coverage differs by region and country. Argentina concentrates the largest number of national voters (142,568). ACLED Research Analyst Curtis Goos maps the latest demonstration trends ahead of the 2020 general election. The nation’s bonds dropped after the surprise result. Polling stations opened at 08:00 a.m. local time (1200 GMT) with voting set to last until 5:00 p.m. local time (2100 GMT), with the extention of one hour this year due to the health measures put in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. A boyhood llama herder who became prominent leading a coca grower’s union, Morales was immensely popular as Bolivia boomed, but support was eroding due to his reluctance to leave power, increasing authoritarian impulses and a series of corruption scandals. The leading rival of Morales's handpicked successor, Luis Arce, conceded defeat as did interim President Jeanine Áñez, a bitter foe of Morales. (AP Photo/Juan Karita), Former Bolivian President Evo Morales gives a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one day after general elections in his home country, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. For other countries, more recent periods are available. Despite a tense and polarized campaign, the election was held peacefully. People gather in Plaza Murillo, the main square in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, the morning after general elections. Results trickled in from Bolivia's presidential election, a high-stakes redo of last year's annulled ballot that saw president Evo Morales resign and flee the country. (AP Photo/Juan Karita), Luis Arce, presidential candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, talks during a press conference after general elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita), Former Bolivian President Evo Morales puts on his mask, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after giving a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, one day after general elections in his home country, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. But a lengthy pause in reporting results fed suspicions of fraud and nationwide protests followed, leading to the deaths of at least 36 people. Practitioners, researchers, journalists, and governments depend on ACLED for the latest reliable information on current conflict and disorder patterns. Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) President Salvador Romero confirmed that the country's general elections kick off at 8h00 local time and it is "the most complex national elections in its democratic history. Nearly 8,400 of its 11.6 million people have died of COVID-19. Officials released no formal, comprehensive quick count of results from Sunday's vote, but two independent surveys of selected polling places gave Arce a lead of roughly 20 percentage points over his closest rival — far more than needed to avoid a runoff. According to officials, hours after polls closed on Sunday elections, barely 3% of all ballot boxes had been counted. For the former, the default format should be used, while for the latter, the “actor based” file should be used. He declined to say if he would have a role in the government. All rights reserved. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko), A supporter of presidential candidate Luis Arce stands outside Arce's headquarters one day after elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Evo Morales' party, with Arce as its candidate, claimed victory in a presidential election that appeared to reject the right-wing policies of the interim government that took power in Bolivia after the leftist leader resigned and fled the country a year ago. Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez called for "patience" and urged citizens to avoid violence as they wait for the results from Sunday's general election. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. “I think the Bolivian people want to retake the path we were on,” Arce declared, surrounded by a small group of supporters, some of them in traditional Andean dress in honor of the country’s Indigenous roots. According to the TSE, the departments that make up the so-called central axis, La Paz, Santa Cruz, and Cochabamba, are home to 73 percent of the nation's voters.

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