The plenary session of the Bolivian Chamber of Deputies approved this Tuesday with an absolute majority to hold the general election, which was originally scheduled for May 3, Sunday, September 6.
Draft Law 691, entitled “Amendment to Law 1297 to postpone the 2020 parliamentary elections”, states in particular that “the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) will set the new date for election day (…) within a maximum period of time by express decision 127 calculable days from May 3rd to Sunday, September 6th, 2020, “said the Bolivian Chamber of Deputies.
The text also stipulates that the new date must meet the technical criteria set by the TSE and the scientific criteria set by specialized health authorities, “which will guide the measures taken to ensure that political rights are exercised in the best conditions. ” “As the corona virus pandemic elections will take place.
TSE President Salvador Romero attended the meeting and said that the electoral agency “wants to protect Bolivians’ right to health while promoting the exercise of political rights through an election” it is essential for the country’s democratic regime. “” The TSE is convinced that the pursuit of political and health rights is compatible and not antagonistic, “he added.