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2019 Bolivian protests
Manifestaciones en La Paz, Bolivia en contra el fraude electoral y el gobierno de Evo Morales.jpg
Protestors in La Paz
Date Before Morales resignation
21 October – 10 November 2019
After Morales resignation
11–21 November 2019
Methods Protests, rioting, civil resistance, unrest, strikes
Resulted in
  • Evo Morales resigns as President of Bolivia
  • Jeanine Áñez becomes acting president; new elections to be held in October 2020
Parties to the civil conflict

Bolivia Morales loyalists

  • Armed Forces of Bolivia (before 10 November 2019)
  • Bolivian National Police (before 10 November 2019)
  • Movement for Socialism
  • Pro-MAS protesters

Bolivia Áñez loyalists

  • Civic Community coalition
  • Christian Democratic Party
  • Bolivian National Police (since 10 November 2019)
  • Armed Forces of Bolivia (since 10 November 2019)
  • Anti-MAS protesters
Lead figures

Escudo de Bolivia.svg Evo Morales
(President of Bolivia, until 10 November 2019)

Escudo de Bolivia.svg Jeanine Áñez
(President of Bolivia, since 10 November 2019)

Death(s) 33 (as of 27 November 2019)
Injuries 804 (as of 27 November 2019)
Arrested 1511 (as of 27 November 2019)

From 21 October 2019 until late November of that year, protests and marches occurred in Bolivia in response to claims of electoral fraud in the 2019 general election of 20 October.

After 11 November 2019 there were protests by supporters of the outgoing government in response to Jeanine Áñez becoming the acting president of Bolivia. The claims of fraud were made after the suspension of the preliminary vote count, in which incumbent Evo Morales was not leading by a large enough margin (10%) to avoid a runoff.

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