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On 24 October 2019, systems engineer and analyst Edgar Villegas denounced irregularities in Bolivia’s general elections of 20 October on public TV. His study, carried out with other academics, pointed to large discrepancies between the preliminary count and the final electoral results that gave victory to incumbent president Evo Morales. Following the TV interview, Edgar Villegas, his family, and Mónica Ximena Galarza Lorca, the journalist who interviewed him, were intimidated. These incidents happened in a wider context of repression by the authorities in response to social protests following the election results.