Bolivia’s Interim Foreign Minister Karen Longaric has expressed concern over the possible “manipulation” of votes cast in Argentina during the October 18 elections after the Argentine Deputy Minister of Public Works issued controversial statements. Edgardo Depetri.
Depetri met with the former Bolivian President Evo Morales on August 22nd and after this meeting he promised to “increase” participation in the next elections so that Bolivia can be a free and democratic country again, “reports the newspaper” El Should ‘ .
Fearing possible “manipulation”, Longaric has asked the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to “take action” and proposed that the accredited officials in Argentina be changed as they are the same as those who were in the October 2019 election which were canceled by a alleged fraud.
“The level of interference is really surprising and offensive (…). It is a shameless interference that already crosses all borders,” criticized the head of Bolivian diplomacy in an interview with Cadena A. ABI collected by the news agency.
The TSE has also positioned itself in this controversy to call on the Argentine authorities to refrain from any act or statement that would influence the direction of the voting by Bolivians abroad. Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Spain collected 90 percent of the foreign votes in the failed elections of 2019, which is 4.7 percent of the total.