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EEAS Statement of 14 March 2021 on the latest developments in Bolivia

Bolivia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest developments

In recent days, arrest warrants have been issued in Bolivia against former President Áñez, ministers of her interim government and other former authorities. As a result, the former president and two of her ministers have already been detained. These are worrying developments which we follow closely.

The accusations linked to the events of 2019 must be dealt with within the framework of a transparent judicial process and without political pressure, with full respect for the independence of the powers.


HRVP on 23 October 2020 on the general elections in Bolivia

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the general elections in Bolivia

The European Union congratulates Luis Arce on his election as President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in the general elections held on 18 October. It also pays tribute to the people of Bolivia who have shown a strong commitment to electoral democracy by turning out in high numbers despite the COVID-related challenges and peacefully exercising their democratic rights.

We commend all of the actors who contributed to a peaceful electoral process, allowing Bolivians to vote freely.

The EU continues to stand by Bolivia and looks forward to working with the newly elected authorities towards the consolidation of prosperity and stability of the country, in a spirit of reconciliation, unity and inclusiveness.


HRVP Statement of 10 August 2020 on the electoral preparations in Bolivia

Bolivia: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the electoral preparations

Recent developments in Bolivia, with discrepancies between the political actors on the election date, are increasing tensions that are negatively affecting the country's stability and social peace at a crucial moment, when Bolivia is led by an interim government and elections have been postponed twice so far due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Bolivians are suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with an already strained healthcare system, now additionally struggling also from the lack of supplies and oxygen running short.

EEAS Statement of 20 February 2020 on EU to deploy an EOM to Bolivia

Bolivia: European Union deploys an Election Observation Mission

Following an invitation by the Bolivian authorities, the European Union will deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) in the country to observe the first round of Presidential elections and legislative elections on 3 May. The EOM wouldalso observe a possible second round of presidential elections on 14 June.

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, has consulted the European Parliament and appointed its Member Ms. Isabel Santos, as Chief Observer of this Election Observation Mission.


EEAS Statement of 1 February 2020 -detention of former members of Bolivian government

Bolivia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the detention of two former members of the Bolivian government

On 1 February, two former members of the Bolivian government had been granted asylum in the Mexican Embassy in La Paz and safe passage by the Bolivian interim Government but were hindered in their attempt to leave the country. Upon arrival at the airport, they were detained due to alleged arrest warrants against them. Such an approach constitutes a breach of prior assurances given by the Bolivian authorities. This also goes against the international mediation efforts, including those of the European Union.


HRVP Declaration of 15 November 2019 on the situation in Bolivia

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the situation in Bolivia

Recent events in Bolivia where irregularities in the elections, as demonstrated by the audit of the Organisation of the American States, led to popular protest, to calls from various sectors of society such as the trade unions, armed forces, police, and key political actors for President Morales to leave power and finally to the resignation of the President, are putting in question the country's stability and social peace.

It is of vital importance to return to constitutional normality so that the rule of law, democratic principles and civil rights are respected. In this context, the European Union supports an institutional solution that allows for a caretaking interim leadership to prepare for new elections, and to avoid a power vacuum, which could have dire consequences for the entire country. The immediate objective of the transitional authorities should be to ensure peace and security in the country and bring it to swift elections, where the will of the people can be freely expressed.


HRVP speech at EP Plenary on 14 November 2019 on the situation in Bolivia

Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the European Parliament plenary session on the situation in Bolivia

Thank you Madame President.

This is a critical moment for Bolivia - a moment when maximum restraint and a strongest possible sense of responsibility is needed, both inside and outside the country. Delicate moments like this require firm rejection of violence at the highest level of statesmanship from all.

As you know, on 20 October, Bolivians voted in presidential elections that were marked by several irregularities. This has brought Bolivian citizens to the streets, and has led to violence and civil unrest across the country. Three people were killed and more than 100 were injured.

The current unrest follows months and years of tensions regarding the country's political future.

HRVP on 10 November 2019 on the developments in Bolivia

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the developments in Bolivia

On 20 October, the Bolivians voted in elections whose process raised legitimate doubts regarding its transparency and credibility, causing civil unrest and international concern. The Organisation of American States (OAS) Election Observation Mission in its preliminary report severely questioned the process and the Government of Bolivia invited an OAS binding audit.

The publication today of the OAS audit report confirmed several shortcomings that put in question the integrity of the announced results. As indicated in the audit conclusions and previously stated by the OAS and the European Union, a new election with a renewed and independently appointed electoral authority is necessary to restore trust and credibility in the Bolivian democratic system.

EEAS Statement of 9 November 2019 on the latest developments in Bolivia

Statement on the latest developments in Bolivia

In view of the continuing protests in Bolivia the European Union underlines the need for the demonstrations to remain peaceful. Violence must be avoided, as it will not bring a solution to the current crisis.

Such a solution can only be achieved through peaceful negotiations, a credible electoral process that guarantees that the people's will is respected and strong democratic institutions.

EEAS Statement of 24 October 2019 on the electoral process in Bolivia

Statement by the Spokesperson on the electoral process in Bolivia

"As final results of last Sunday's presidential and legislative elections in Bolivia are still pending and civil unrest is rising in the country, the European Union expects the Bolivian government and electoral authorities to resolve the situation in a manner that respects the people's will, the credibility of the electoral process and that preserves social stability.

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