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The Cost of Delayed Votes in Chile, Bolivia and Beyond

June 11, 2020

Holding credible elections in a region where people tend not to trust government is difficult enough Add a pandemic, and the stakes get that much higher With a slate of elections scheduled for this and next year throughout Latin America, policymakers are struggling with the questions of how and when to move forward Meanwhile, with protests discouraged and votes postponed, citizens have been left with fewer ways to hold their leaders to account “The fundamental dilemma is how to protect the health of citizens while also protecting the institutional health of the country,” Jennie K...

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