Elections in Bolivia will have 92 OAS observers deployed

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Elections in Bolivia will have 92 OAS observers deployed

Thursday, October 10th 2019 – 09:59 UTC

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Former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González, will lead the 92-member observation team to the Bolivian presidential election on October 20 Former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González, will lead the 92-member observation team to the Bolivian presidential election on October 20

The presidential election in Bolivia on October 20 will count with an Electoral Observation Mission from the Organization of American States (OAS), led by the former Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel González.

González was Foreign Minister in the government of Luis Guillermo Solís (2014-2018) and has had a long career as a politician, diplomat and academic. He has been, among other positions, Ambassador to the United Nations (2002-2004) and Minister of Foreign Trade (2004-2006).

The OAS electoral mission is composed of 92 observers, who will be deployed in the 9 departments of the country to observe the process in all of its stages and throughout the country. In addition, it includes specialists who will carry out a substantive analysis of several key issues: electoral organization, electoral technology, political financing, electoral justice, women´s political participation, the political participation of indigenous peoples and voting abroad in Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

The Mission will meet with electoral authorities, government representatives, candidates, political parties, academics and members of civil society to hear their perspectives on the process.

Following the vote, the Mission will deliver a preliminary report with its assessments and recommendations.

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