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 protest leader who has become a figurehead for opposition to President Evo Morales arrived on Wednesday in capital La Paz, where he plans to formally demand the leftist leader step down after a contentious election last month.
Street battles broke out on Monday between supporters of President Evo Morales and opposition leader Carlos Mesa as protests against alleged electoral fraud in Bolivia entered a second week.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales claimed on Sunday his political rivals were preparing a coup d'etat next week as strike action and protests against his controversial re-election continued.
Bolivia’s electoral authority announced on Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader’s opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count.
Bolivian President Evo Morales will face a run-off vote for the first time after failing to secure a fourth consecutive term at an election. Morales had 45% of the vote to 38% of former President Carlos Mesa, partial results from Sunday's presidential vote showed.
Bolivia's Evo Morales will seek a controversial fourth term as president on Sunday when voters head to the polls in what is expected to be a tight race for the once-popular left-wing leader. Morales is already the longest-serving president in Bolivian history, having been at the helm for 13 years, and its first indigenous president.
Bolivian President Evo Morales launched this weekend his campaign for a fourth term, rejecting opposition allegations that he leads a corrupt and dictatorial government. Morales, 59, is Bolivia's first indigenous president and is aiming to be reelected in October.
Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) Tuesday ruled by 3 votes to 2 that incumbent President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera were allowed to run at the Movement to Socialism (MAS)'s primary elections to be held on January 27, 2019, where candidates for December's general elections are to be picked.
Bolivia's highest court cleared the way for President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019 despite voters' rejection of such a move in a referendum last year.