Bolivia’s new interim president Jeanine Anez (left) and ex-president Evo Morales (right) (AFP/PEDRO PARDO, AIZAR RALDES)
November 21, 2019
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?