Street clashes broke out on Thursday among supporters and opponents of Bolivia’s government armed with slingshots and dynamite as an opposition leader planned a march to pressure President Evo Morales to resign after disputed elections last month.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, who easily won a third term in a weekend election, has said he will stick to his brand of pragmatic socialism, respecting private property while expanding the state's role in the economy.
The OAS (Organization of American States) Electoral Observation Mission in Bolivia, headed by former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, commends Bolivian citizenry for the high level of peaceful participation on Sunday's national elections and underlines the country’s democratic commitment.
Former Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom has arrived in La Paz as Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) to head the group of 63 people who will observe Bolivian general elections of 12 October.
The Organization of American States (OAS) and Bolivia signed on Friday the agreement on privileges and immunities for the Electoral Observation Mission, (EOM) to be deployed to the general elections to be held in Bolivia on 12 October.