Daniel Atahuachi and Francisco Vargas, members of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), on Tuesday asked the organization’s president, Salvador Romero, to reconsider the date of the elections to end the “social conflict”.
In a letter to which the radio station Cepra had access, members stated that the request was due to “current events of conflict which are worsening day by day”.
The letter was sent after eight days of protest from sectors related to Movement for Socialism (MAS) led by former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who refused to postpone the elections for one month until October 18 due to the pandemic.
The members in question believe that the country is experiencing moments of “fear” due to the stagnation of dialogue between the parties and have stressed that there should be no “inflexible positions” in this regard. In addition, they have asked the parties to hold talks on the election date.