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A Bolivian court disqualifies former President Morales as a candidate for senator

September 8, 2020

The Second Constitutional Chamber of the Ministry of Justice of the Ministry of La Paz decided this Monday to disqualify the candidacy of former President Evo Morales as first Senator for Cochabamba in the Bolivian elections scheduled for October 18.

According to the Bolivian press, member Alfredo Jaimes Terrazas was inclined to dismiss the appeal to qualify Morales after the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) disqualified him for failing to meet the residence requirements in place of Morales’ candidacy.

This Monday’s decision resolved the conflict resulting from the tie between members René Delgado and Heriberto Pomier. Delgado had voted to give the green light to the former president’s nomination, sparking protests and threats of lawsuits from both government and lawmakers.

A Bolivian court disqualifies former President Morales as a candidate for senatorA Bolivian court disqualifies former President Morales as a candidate for senator

“After analyzing the evidence presented in support of the Amparo Constitutional Lawsuit, the evidence presented during the Amparo lawsuit hearing, the hearing transcript and reading of the by both members, the undersigned member of The Third Constitutional Chamber stops or supports the understanding of Dr . Heriberto Pomier, “said Jaimes, as reported by the newspaper ‘Página Siete’.

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