Bolivia to call fresh election after Organization of American States(OAS) audit

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News:Bolivia’s President has called for a new election after the Organization of American States(OAS) which monitored the elections found clear manipulation and called for the result to be annulled.

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About Organization of American States(OAS):

  • The Organization of American States(OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization which came into being in 1948.It is headquartered at Washington D.C,United States.
  • The organisation was founded for the purpose of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states.
  • It brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. 
  • In addition,it has also granted permanent observer status to 69 states as well as to the European Union(EU).India is also one of the observer state.
  • The Organization uses a four-pronged approach to effectively implement its essential purposes based on its main pillars: democracy, human rights, security and development.