Bolivians must elect 9 governors, 270 departmental assembly members, 337 mayors, and over 2,000 municipal councilors. A total of 20,337 candidates representing 221 organizations were registered; however, the Movement for Socialism - Political Instrument for People's Sovereignty (MAS-IPSP) appears the most robust one.
Over 7.1 million citizens are called to vote in a country where participation surpasses 80 percent of voters, which means a major challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, Romero said that Bolivia already has the experience of the October 2020 presidential elections, and consequently, all the biosecurity protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) have been implemented.
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