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The MAS presents a bill so that Morales and García Linera are not judged

November 24, 2019

Updated 11/24/2019 1:34:05 CET

El expresidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales, en México.

The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, in Mexico. – Jair Cabrera Torres / dpa

Áñez advances that will not promulgate it

MADRID, 24 (EUROPE PRESS)

The Movement to Socialism (MAS) of Bolivia on Saturday presented a bill to avoid judging the country's former president, Evo Morales, or the former vice president, Álvaro García Linera.

The document, 'Extraordinary Law to Reaffirm the Exercise of the Rights and Guarantees of the Bolivian People', also raises amnesty to the former ministers and assembly members of the MAS in current or future criminal proceedings of which they may be subject, as collected 'Page Seven' .

The Bolivian Senate has decided to suspend the treatment of the law, presented immediately after the draft of the Exceptional and Transitional Regime Law was approved unanimously for the convening and holding of new general elections, after a debate between the MAS assembly members and of Democratic Unit (UD).

This was reported by the UD senator, Oscar Ortiz. “The treatment of the bill that intended to give immunity to Evo Morales and Álvaro García has been suspended in the Senate,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

“It is necessary to highlight a part of the senators of the MAS who understood that this project is unconstitutional and would reopen the wounds among Bolivians,” he specified, while insisting that “we must all respond to the law equally and there can be no impunity for anyone. ”

The self-proclaimed interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, has already assured that she will not enact the law and has asked the Bolivians to be alert to the possibility of its approval.

“I want to denounce before the country that parliamentarians of the Movement To Socialism intend to pass a law to favor those who have committed crimes and now intend to obtain immunity,” Áñez said, Bolivian news agency ABI reported.

“My decision is clear and firm, I will not enact that law, we cannot grant protection to those who have submitted, persecuted, deceived and mocked the Bolivians,” he added.

In this context, the interim president of Bolivia has lamented that the MAS wants to “abuse” its parliamentary majority and has reiterated that the Government will not “defraud that peaceful struggle of millions of Bolivians” and will not “participate writing a story of infamy. ”

“Our principles are not negotiable, we have categorically affirmed that my Government will not persecute any union or civic political leader, but at the same time we are also clear that everyone who has committed crimes and made fun of the law has committed abuses, not he will have amnesty of any kind, “Áñez has settled.

THE POLITICAL CRISIS

Former President Evo Morales of the MAS resigned on November 10 after the Organization of American States (OAS) confirmed “irregularities” in the presidential elections of October 20, whose official results granted him a fourth term.

Days later he arrived in Mexico, where he is in the capacity of political asylum. The former tenant of the Burned Palace denounces that he has been the victim of a “coup d'etat” and, consequently, does not recognize his interim successor, Áñez.

In this month of protests, more than 20 people have died and more than 700 have been injured. The great conflict in El Alto has prevented fueling La Paz, which has generated a shortage of basic products, including food.

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