Post-electoral deadly clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters, reported fraud and the resignation of the President has created a political vacuum.
Incumbent Bolivian President Evo Morales claimed victory in last month's disputed election, triggering countrywide protests, amid accusations of vote rigging. Ensuing violent clashes also claimed several lives and on Sunday, 10 November, President Morales finally announced his resignation, after pressure from Bolivia’s army and police forces.
His exit was preceded by a preliminary report in which the Organization of American States (OAS) on Sunday stated that fraud has been committed during the October elections.
MEPs will discuss the unrest and current political vacuum in Bolivia on Wednesday evening during the mini-plenary session in Brussels with representatives of the European Commission.
The European Parliament did not send observers to the legislative and presidential elections in Bolivia. The EU was only represented by an Expert Mission.
Read more on Election observation missions (EUEOMs).
Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Debate: Wednesday, 13 November