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Possibly. There is no internationally accepted definition of a coup. It is a coup if the legitimate government is overthrown by force. It is not a coup if the government finds it politically expedient to follow the wishes of the population. It is not a coup if the military refuses orders of an unconstitutional government, either. Has the Morales government ...


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The fraud accusations were mostly proven on Sunday 10th of November with a preliminary report of the audit being held by the OAS. I'm not privy with the details, but I'm familiar with where the coup chatter is coming from. According to reporting by The Nation (which got picked up by other outlets, such as Democracy Now), the OAS said there was fraud, but ...


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That is highly likely a coup. Just consider the speed of OAS giving support to the opposition. Let's also consider the face of an opposition. It is common for western-supported South America leaders to be: Right-wing Christian, or position himself so Rich Considering US as a very close ally Western education Those points can be applicable to each and ...


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A few facts related to Morales and the election. Until a few years ago, he was rather popular. In 2016, he considered running for a fourth term, in violation of the constitution. Wikipedia's page on Evo Morales summarizes In February 2016, a referendum was held on the question of whether Morales should be allowed to run for a fourth term; he narrowly lost.[...


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What constitutes a coup? There's no real definition of what a coup d'etat really means. The Britannica Encyclopedia suggest for example: Coup d’état, also called Coup, the sudden, violent overthrow of an existing government by a small group. The chief prerequisite for a coup is control of all or part of the armed forces, the police, and other military ...


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Not a coup. Yet During a coup, several individuals or groups vie for control of the state and the monopoly on violence is not existing. What is happening in Bolivia is that all the people within a stone's throw of legal justification for controlling the state, has stepped down (or even fled) and the military has in addition to expressing their non support ...


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Yes, the situation most resembles a coup, compared to alternative namings. There are many different ways to call the same thing, and when the situation is unclear, the position of the speaker often influences what he chooses to call it. From the known facts, we can establish that some kind of not entirely voluntary change of government has taken place. ...


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So, you have a theory but need case material. How do you find it? Networking Your question doesn't specify what kind of expertise you have or what field in particular you may be working in. It sounds like you have a theoretical focus, but lack specific regional or contextual expertise. If that's the case, then your best bet is to ask your colleagues for ...


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