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Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)

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ZEGADA CLAURE, María Teresa. Bolivia in 2018: Economic Stability and Institutional Uncertainty. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.2, pp.147-164. ISSN 0718-090X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2019000200147.

The year 2018 was marked by a stable economic panorama, albeit one with signs of decline and deterioration extending into the near future. However, the governing party highlights stability as one of its main achievements as it looks toward the next general elections of 2019. A critical aspect of Bolivian democracy, underscored yet again during 2018, was institutional crisis. This was mainly reflected in the crisis of credibility of the Órgano Electoral Plurinacional and the government's insistence on supporting Evo Morales as a presidential candidate yet again, despite public protest in defense of the result of the 2016 Referendum, generating a climate of conflict.

Keywords : Democracy; Reelections; Evo Morales; Institutional Crisis; Stability.

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