Bolivian Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) Salvador Romero said on Sunday that October 18 will never be changed as the date for the country’s general elections, warning other sectors of social and political conflict .
“The date has been set. The Supreme Electoral Court and the Departmental Courts direct all our efforts to organize Election Day on Sunday, October 18th. The decision has already been adopted by the plenary session,” Romero told reporters. .
The General Chamber of the TSE announced on July 23 that the election, which was previously scheduled for September 6 of this year, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic until October 18, which caused 68,281 cases and 2,535 cases in the country by Saturday Deaths – and after the October 2019 elections, were canceled due to alleged irregularities.
The TSE’s decision has triggered a harsh reaction from various social sectors such as farmers, indigenous people, miners and coca leaf producers (cocaleros).