The general election is scheduled for October 20th and president, Evo Morales, of the left-wing Movimiento al Socialismo who is seeking a fourth term, will face a close contest. Growth will average 4.1% in 2019-23, with the business environment hindered by interventionist policies and an overvalued currency. Higher public spending and a substantial current-account deficit will weigh on the fiscal balance and the large stock of foreign reserves, requiring some adjustments.
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|Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit|