Four days after the general election, the Plurinational Electoral Body awarded – under the shadow of fraud – the victory to Evo Morales in the first round with 47.07% of the vote, compared to 36.51% obtained by his rival Carlos Mesa. The difference between the two candidates is 10.56 points, which eliminates the possibility of a second round.
Until September, Bolivian banks issued $1.925 billion on the local stock exchange. That represents an increase of 55.67% since 2015. Two analysts believe the sector is facing liquidity problems.
Bolivia’s financial system is solid and solvent, said international finance consultant Jaime Dunn. He warned, however, that a climate of political and social uncertainty will affect Bolivia’s liquidity and generate further disqualification.