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The Senate of Bolivia unanimously approves the law for the holding of general elections

Una excavadora rellena una zanja excavada para impedir el tráfico durante las protestas en El Alto, cerca de La Paz

An excavator fills an excavated ditch to prevent traffic during protests in El Alto, near La Paz – REUTERS / DAVID MERCADO

MADRID, Nov. 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The plenary session of the Chamber of Senators of Bolivia has unanimously approved this Saturday the Draft Law on Exceptional and Transitional Regime for the convening and holding of new general elections.

The Senate of Bolivia unanimously approves the law for the holding of general elections
The Senate of Bolivia unanimously approves the law for the holding of general elections

The rule has already been submitted to the Chamber of Deputies for processing and it is expected that it will be approved during the afternoon.

The senator for the Movement To Socialism (MAS) Ciro Zabala, part of the Senate Constitution Commission that presented the draft, has highlighted the relevance of this rule.

“The Law of this law has an exceptional and transitory regime. It is strictly for the current situation, which has the obligation to appease the country and that we can live among Bolivians instead of killing each other,” Zabala said in his speech at the plenary, according to the Bolivian news agency Fides.

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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