UK Statement on Bolivian Presidential Election

UK shares the OAS and EEAS assessments of substantial shortcomings in Sunday’s presidential election in Bolivia

An FCO spokesperson said:

The United Kingdom shares the Organisation of American States (OAS) and European External Action Service (EEAS) assessments that substantial shortcomings in Sunday’s presidential and legislative elections in Bolivia, notably the unexpected interruption of publication of voting results, undermined their credibility and transparency.
We also agree that the best option would be to hold a second round to restore trust in the process and to fully ensure the democratic choice of the Bolivian people. We call on all parties to refrain from violence.