The Organization of American States (OAS) announced this Wednesday that it would be deploying an observation mission to the elections in Bolivia on October 18 following the controversial elections of 2019 that led to the resignation of then-President Evo Morales. .
The regional body has issued a statement underlining that the mission will take place “at the invitation of the Bolivian government” and added that it will be led by former Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel González.
He has also announced that he will develop “a scheme” to collect information on site that is adapted to the situation due to the coronavirus pandemic. With that in mind, he added that “it will combine personal and virtual components”.
The OAS has also highlighted that González will arrive in the South American country in the days leading up to the vote, stating that while in Bolivia he will “meet with electoral authorities, government officials, political parties, candidates and representatives of civil society”.