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Bolivia Says It does not reject the dialogue posed by Morales and the PDC is willing with conditions

November 10, 2019
Un manifestante devuelve el bote de gases lacrimógenos lanzado por la Policía en una protesta en La Paz

A protester returns the tear gas canister launched by the police in a protest in La Paz – Gaton Brito / dpa

MADRID, Nov. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Bolivia Party Says It has not rejected this Saturday to participate in the dialogue raised by the country's president, Evo Morales, to “pacify Bolivia”, while the Christian Democratic Party (PDC) has been willing, but with conditions.

Morales has called on the four parties with parliamentary representation to participate in a dialogue table within the framework of the protests that take place in Bolivia since the elections of last October 20.

The parties convened are the Movement To Socialism (MAS), Morales, Citizen Community (CC), the Bolivia Dice No Alliance (21F) and the Christian Democratic Party. The CC candidate and main Bolivian opposition leader, Carlos Mesa, has already declined to participate in the dialogue, arguing that he has “nothing” to negotiate with Morales or his Government.

“I will not attend the meeting called by Evo Morales,” said one of the leaders of the 21F alliance, Rubén Costas, on his Twitter account. “This morning I was clear. It is the time and time of citizenship, which gave us the example of unity, it is not the time of political parties or any personal calculation,” he has settled.

On the other hand, the other leader of Bolivia says No, Óscar Ortiz, has expressed himself in the same line as his partner and stressed that “this is not a problem only between political parties or candidates.”

“You cannot ignore a mobilized citizenry that rejects fraud and demands new elections,” Ortiz added in a message posted on his Twitter account, while criticizing that “confrontation cannot be called at the same time.” to the dialogue “.

“Morales has been an illegitimate candidate and is an illegitimate president since provoking the confrontation between Bolivians,” he continued.

“Evo Morales must make possible an institutional, peaceful and democratic exit that allows new elections with a new court and shortened deadlines for Bolivia to restore its democracy and restore its social peace,” he said.

In reference to the Christian Democratic Party, its presidential candidate, Chi Hyun Chung, has been willing to participate, but has conditioned his presence to the assistance of “Civic Committees, opposition parties and constitutionalists,” he clarified in a message in Twitter

Also, to attend the dialogue, he has demanded that “Evo's resignation letter (Morales) be submitted and that a new electoral tribunal be accepted” to hold new elections.

The protests in Bolivia broke out the same night of the presidential elections held on October 20 due to the sudden suspension of the transmission of official results just when they forced a second round between Morales and the main opposition leader, Carlos Mesa.

When he resumed, almost 24 hours later, they granted Morales the first round victory, so Mesa has denounced a “gigantic fraud.” Both called for the mobilization of their own, which has resulted in riots. At least two people have died and more than 190 have been arrested in these two weeks.

In this context, Morales has agreed that the OAS, supported by countries such as Spain, Mexico or Peru, conduct a binding electoral audit. Mesa, on the other hand, does not accept it because it says it is the result of a unilateral agreement between the Government and the hemispheric bloc without regard to the opposition.