Oct

22

2021

22

Oct

2021

Location: Salón de las Américas, Organization of American States Main Building, Washington, DC

What Really Happened in Bolivia’s 2019 Elections? Experts Share Their Findings

Location: Salón de las Américas, Organization of American States Main Building, Washington, DC

Oct 22, 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (GMT-5)

A panel event at the Organization of American States (OAS) hosted by the Permanent Missions to the OAS of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Argentina and the United States of Mexico.

Panelists:

Moderated by Kathryn Ledebur, Andean Information Network 

The three panelists - Johnston, Rodríguez and Williams - shared their analysis of what took place during the October 2019 vote count process and assessed OAS claims that, in the words of the New York Times, “heightened doubts about the fairness of the vote and fueled a chain of events that changed the South American nation’s history.”

Francisco Guerrero, OAS Secretary for the Strengthening of Democracy, and Gerardo De Icaza, OAS Director of the Department of Electoral Observation and Cooperation, turned down an invitation to also speak in this event.

You can watch a video of the event here. To see the remarks of each individual speaker, you can click on the timestamps below:

Introduction

  • 19:54 - Kathryn Ledebur, Andean Information Network (moderator) (in Spanish)

Presentations

  • 31:55 - Jake Johnston, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • 51:24 - Francisco Rodríguez, Council on Foreign Relations (in Spanish)
  • 1:17:05 - Jack Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Opening and Concluding Remarks

  • 0:39 - Héctor Arce Zaconeta, Bolivian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS (in Spanish)
  • 10:22 - Carlos Raimundi, Argentine Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS (in Spanish)
  • 1:35:00 - Luz Elena Baños Rivas, Mexican Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS (in Spanish)
  • 1:43:55 - Wilfredo Chávez Serrano, Attorney General of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (in Spanish)

Questions & Answers

  • 1:27:31 - Questions & Answers (in Spanish)

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