Sectors associated with former President Evo Morales’ party, Movement to Socialism (MAS), have started mobilizing this Monday to reject the decision of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to postpone the general election by More than 30 checkpoints have been installed on highways across Bolivia, as recorded by the National Tourist Office.
For example, cuts have been reported in Cochabamba, El Alto and La Paz, according to the El Deber newspaper, but mobilization has been encouraged at the national level despite the coronavirus pandemic that is increasing in the Andean nation. In addition, these three regions are most affected by Bolivia’s COVID-19.
The social organizations, led by the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), have already confirmed their intent to blockade last week if the TSE does not withdraw its decision to postpone the elections, this time for the situation of October 18 Coronavirus pandemic derived.
With this in mind, and based on the COVID 19 figures that health authorities report to Bolivia on a daily basis, the government has repeatedly repeated its call not to mobilize to avoid possible contagion. Interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, asked on Sunday for “reflection” about the risk of getting COVID-19 at these concentrations.