Bolivia before the new elections

New publications by Jonas Wolff on the possible outcomes of the Bolivian elections

Wahlwerbung in Bolivien (Foto: Flickr, Francoise Gaujour, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

After the annulled elections and the forced resignation of Evo Morales in November 2019, a controversial interim government and the turmoil of the Corona pandemic, Bolivia now faces new elections. Despite the pandemic, they are scheduled to take place on October 18. These elections are not merely about electing a new president, but rather concern the future political and socio-economic orientation of Bolivia – possibly a “Bolivian restoration?” In new articles published in the Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, in an online dossier of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (both in German) as well as a paper published in the Revista de Ciencia Política (in English), Jonas Wolff discusses the background, starting position and possible consequences of the election as well as its potential for conflict.