LAS VEGAS — Bolivians have the chance to choose their next president on Dec. 11, and one of the candidates could be the country’s first woman president.
On Friday, Bolivia’s congress will elect a new president, but the stakes are high.
There are several other candidates vying for the post, and it is not yet clear which one will win.
Here are the candidates and the major issues they will address in the run up to the election:Bolivia has the world’s highest homicide rate, with almost 300,000 people killed annually.
The country’s President Evo Morales has been accused of human rights abuses.
He has not lived in power since being elected in 2013.
He says he has done everything he can to fight graft, but has faced intense pressure from the opposition and other countries to resign.
Morales has promised a new election, and he has said he will step down if elected president.
If Morales does step down, he will have to seek a third term.
The next president would have to win re-election and take office on Dec 1, 2018.
The current president, Manuel Valls, has been criticized for not standing up to a powerful industry that he has described as a threat to Bolivia’s economy.
The country has seen violent protests after the 2014 murder of a U.S. Army soldier who was killed during a protest in Bolivia’s capital.
Valls has been under fire for a lack of action on climate change.
He has not been able to get Congress to approve a climate bill that the U.N. agreed to in Paris last year.
The United States has criticized the country for failing to take on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and for its role in the countrys destabilizing conflict with China.