This Friday, the European Union welcomed the ratification of the law in Bolivia fixing the presidential elections on October 18th, assuring that it “will help pacify the country”.
This was expressed in a joint note from the EU delegation in Bolivia, together with the United Nations and the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference. “We welcome the good news of the passage of the law that sets October 18 as the final deadline for the 2020 general election,” said the statement, which insisted that the conditions are now met Sectors resume the path of peaceful, respectful and non-violent coexistence. “
The European bloc defends that the electoral process and dialogue are the tools to “strengthen a just society, progress and understanding” while protecting human rights. “It is time to respond to the country’s challenges together with a dialogue and a constructive attitude,” he urged the various sectors in Bolivia.
However, the main organization behind the mobilizations and the roadblock, the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB), has spoken out against ratifying the law. For example, he has called the Legislative Assembly’s decision “treason” and alleged that Bolivian society was not consulted.