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IIHR/CAPEL joins electoral mission on Bolivian referendum

Fecha: (2/22/2016 10:07:19 AM)

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La Paz, Bolivia. A mission of the Association of Electoral Bodies of the region has been in Bolivia since February 18, 2016 in order to accompany the Plurinational Electoral Body (OEP, for its acronym in Spanish) in its duties related to the referendum of Sunday, February 21. The referendum, which will either approve or reject an amendment to Article 168 of the Constitution, asks the citizens whether they accept the possibility of re-election for more than two times of those who occupy the presidency and vice presidency of the Nation.

On February 19, the agenda included training the members of the mission, a joint activity with the OEP, and an analysis of the referendum. On election day, after attending the opening ceremony at the headquarter of the Civil Registry, the mission was divided into groups in order to visit voting stations in the cities of Sucre and Santa Cruz. After the polls closed, the mission observed the counting of the votes. The following day, ,an evaluation was held as well as an exchange of experiences and the drafting of a report, which was presented to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal in the afternoon.

Mónica Barrantes, of the Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance (IIHR/CAPEL), Executive Secretariat of the Association of Electoral Bodies, participated in the mission.

For more information on the referendum HERE

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