Former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has rejected the Organization of American States (OAS) this Wednesday as an observer to the September scheduled elections after the country’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) announced that it would be overseeing this body Elections are carried out with transparency.
For Morales, who lives in Argentina, the OAS is not “trustworthy” as the Puebla Group, a political and academic forum composed of former left-wing Latin American leaders, has warned.
In an interview with El Deber newspaper, TSE President Salvador Romero said that the electoral agency had considered the arrival of three election observation missions in the country: one by the OAS, one by the EU and one by the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (Uniore). He also expressed that the Carter Center would also like to be present at the elections.
Morales, who stressed that the Puebla group also questioned the role of the OAS as an observer of future elections, “based on what happened in Bolivia in 2019 when a scientifically controversial misleading report triggered a coup d’état that cost 38 Bolivians their lives “The organization cannot be trusted as an impartial observer,” they said.