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Áñez proposes to postpone parliamentary elections to November due to “coronavirus risk”.

June 16, 2020

Interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, proposed this Tuesday to postpone the general election due to the “risk of the coronavirus” until November.

While delivering medical supplies to Tarija, Áñez said that delaying the election by another 30 or 60 days “will not harm anyone, but will allow everyone to win”. As already mentioned, the pandemic makes voting in the country a risk to public health.

“We are facing a political crisis because in such a sensitive moment as the one we live in, in which solidarity should prevail, we have political opportunists and we have an assembly that does not want to work together, but blocks it and that for Bolivia does not is fair, “he explained.

Áñez proposes to postpone parliamentary elections to November due to “coronavirus risk”.Áñez proposes to postpone parliamentary elections to November due to “coronavirus risk”.

He has accused the assembly, and in particular the President of the Senate, Eva Copa, and his followers, all from the Socialism Movement (MAS) of former President Evo Morales, of having carried out an “opportunistic boycott”. Áñez warned of the “realignment of Evismo (in relation to the Cocalero leader) by terrorist attacks”.