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Country Report Bolivia

  • ID: 2101524
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Bolivia
  • 28 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The president, Evo Morales, will seek a fourth term in the general election scheduled for October 20th 2019. The election will be closely contested, but The Economist Intelligence Unit expects Mr Morales to win against a divided opposition.

There is a risk of political violence amid what will be a divisive election campaign. The dominance of the ruling Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) over the country's political institutions will lessen, notwithstanding Mr Morales's probable re-election.

A surge in public spending is expected in the run-up to the 2019 election, keeping the fiscal deficit wide at 7.9% of GDP in 2019, before fiscal adjustment is undertaken in earnest from 2020. After the election, policymakers will abandon the Bs6.91:US$1 currency peg.
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Country Report Bolivia

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since April 22nd
The month ahead
Major risks to our forecast

Outlook for 2019-23: Political stability

Outlook for 2019-23: Election watch

Outlook for 2019-23: International relations

Outlook for 2019-23: Policy trends

Outlook for 2019-23: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2019-23: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2019-23: International assumptions

Outlook for 2019-23: Economic growth

Outlook for 2019-23: Inflation

Outlook for 2019-23: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2019-23: External sector

Outlook for 2019-23: Forecast summary

Data and charts: Annual data and forecast

Data and charts: Quarterly data

Data and charts: Monthly data

Data and charts: Annual trends charts

Data and charts: Monthly trends charts

Data and charts: Comparative economic indicators

Basic data
Land area
Population
Main towns
Climate
Weather in La Paz (altitude 3,640 metres)
Language
Measures
Currency
Time
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
The executive
Head of state
National legislature
Regional administration
Legal system
National elections
National government
Main political organisations
Key ministers
Central bank president
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