Episode
November 21, 2019

What will end Bolivia’s political unrest?

Post-election violence continues as interim government vows to hold new vote.
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On Thursday, November 21, at 19:30 GMT:
What's next for Bolivia's political crisis? Evo Morales – Bolivia's first indigenous president and longest-serving leader – stepped down more than a week ago following pressure from the military, police and protesters who said he had rigged an October 20 election in his favour. Questions, though, still surround the circumstances which led to his resignation and demonstrations from pro-Morales protesters continue.

The unrest has so far killed 30 people, including six who were killed in clashes with military forces during a petrol plant blockade in the city of El Alto on Tuesday. Morales supporters had blocked entry to the plant, a main source of fuel to the capital city La Paz.

With a new round of elections expected, how should Bolivia deal with the fallout of its disputed election?

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Raul Penaranda, @RaulPenaranda1
Editor, Brujula Dijital
raulpenaranda.com

Teresa Bo, @TeresaBo
Senior Correspondent, Al Jazeera

Diego Ayo, @diegoayosaucedo 
General Advisor, Ministry of Communications, Interim Govt
 

Read more:
Shortages grip Bolivia as government struggles to contain unrest - Al Jazeera
The world’s as divided about Bolivia’s alleged coup as Bolivians themselves - Quartz

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