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The Deciport Weekly Recap: 25 October 2020

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19 October 2020: Bolivia's Socialists Claiming Election Win

Political // BLUF: Bolivia's socialist candidate Luis Acre looks set to win the country's presidential election, putting the leftwing party of Evo Morales on the brink of returning to power.


Bolivia saw bloody protests last year as the 2019 election results were annulled, after allegations of vote rigging lead to Evo Morales quitting after nearly 14 years in power.


Jeanine Anez, the conservative interim President who took over in a power vacuum last year, had reportedly said that it appeared Arce was the election winner and offered her congratulations.; according to Reuters.


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20 October 2020: 11 Fishermen Reported Infected With COVID-19 In Christchurch

Security (Health) // BLUF: 11 international fishermen isolating at a hotel in Christchurch have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, despite testing negative before flying to New Zealand.


The 11 are part of a 440-person group arriving over two flights from Russia and Ukraine, with the first flight arriving last Friday.


Another 14 people are 'under investigation', with all cases reportedly being imported.


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21 October 2020: Seven People Handed Over On Teacher Beheading

Security // BLUF: Seven people, including two minors, were handed over to a judge overnight as part of an ongoing investigation into the beheading of a French teacher.


The teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded in broad daylight on 16 October outside of his school. The attacker, an 18 year old male of Chechen origin, was killed by police.


The attacker had reportedly carried out the attack as revenge for Paty showing cartoons of Muslim Prophet Mohammed in a class on freedom of speech.

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22 October 2020: Thai Government Rolls Back Protest Ban

Security, Political // BLUF: Thailand's government has rolled back its ban on political protest activity, after the ban inflamed tensions and caused thousands of people onto the streets of Bangkok in further protest.


The only specific reason given for the ban was Queen Suthida's convoy being jeered by protesters, however it came after significant anti-government protests.


Protesters say that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha rigged the election in 2019, after seizing power in a 2014 coup.


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