Bolivia presents bill for a new election date
La Paz, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) in Bolivia sent today to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (parliament) a bill that will define a new date for the general elections in view of the threat of the Covid-19.
The initiative proposes to hold the elections, initially scheduled for May 3, between June 7 and September 6 this year. As a second element, the TSE will take into account technical considerations and scientific assessments on the evolution of the pandemic inside and outside the Andean-Amazon nation.
Likewise, all electoral campaign activities were suspended and will be resumed at the point where they were ceased when epidemiological conditions allow it, the statement said.
The electoral body expressed its understanding of the current limitations of the legislative sessions and said it was convinced that the bill will be prioritized as soon as the context is favorable.
The eight political groups that have been empowered for the general elections, derived from the coup d'état against Evo Morales last November 10, were consulted for this proposal and, according to the electoral body, contributed to establishing the essential points.
'The conversation table sought a solution that would preserve the basic principles of public health,' the statement revealed.
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