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Bolivia: Interim President Anez signs law for new general elections

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
November 24, 2019 at 18:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

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Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez signed a piece of legislation allowing for new general elections at the Government Palace in La Paz on Sunday.

The measure annuls the results of the elections of October 20.

Anez said that her government's main objective was to hold "new elections in the shortest possible time." However, no date has yet been set for the ballot.

"We have the mandate to organise clean, fair and transparent elections," said the acting president.

This Saturday, both chambers of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly unanimously approved the bill.

According to the approved norm, all political parties at the national level have the right to participate in the next general elections, which is why Morales' party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), is entitled to take part.

As for candidates, the bill provides that "citizens who have been continuously re-elected to an elective office during the two previous constitutional periods may not run as candidates for the same elective office," which means that Evo Morales, and former Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, will not be able to run in these elections.

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Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez signed a piece of legislation allowing for new general elections at the Government Palace in La Paz on Sunday.

The measure annuls the results of the elections of October 20.

Anez said that her government's main objective was to hold "new elections in the shortest possible time." However, no date has yet been set for the ballot.

"We have the mandate to organise clean, fair and transparent elections," said the acting president.

This Saturday, both chambers of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly unanimously approved the bill.

According to the approved norm, all political parties at the national level have the right to participate in the next general elections, which is why Morales' party, Movement for Socialism (MAS), is entitled to take part.

As for candidates, the bill provides that "citizens who have been continuously re-elected to an elective office during the two previous constitutional periods may not run as candidates for the same elective office," which means that Evo Morales, and former Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, will not be able to run in these elections.

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