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Bolivia’s Anez is unlikely to secure election

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Significance

The move came in response to pressure amid growing criticism of her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which she has been accused of using to install herself in office indefinitely. Tough lockdown measures are proving unpopular with the public, and the deteriorating economic situation is exacerbating the government’s fiscal difficulties.

Impacts

  • The Anez administration will be under international pressure to honour the election date.
  • The elections may yet be postponed again if COVID-19 cases soar between now and September.
  • Lower tax receipts will bring further cuts in current and capital spending in the public sector.
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