Evo Morales criticizes postponement of Bolivia's elections
Buenos Aires, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Bolivia's President Evo Morales (2006-2019) criticized on Thursday the postponement of his country's elections for October 18 announced by the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), a decision that he described as 'illegal and unconstitutional.'
'The only State Organ that can modify this term is the Plurinational Legislative Assembly,' Morales tweeted, reaffirming that the TSE's announcement was unilateral.
From Buenos Aires, where he is as a political refugee after the coup against him in 2019, the indigenous leader denounced that the de facto government wants to gain more time to continue the persecution against social leaders and candidates of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS).
The electoral body justified the modification, for the third time, of carrying out the elections later due to the health crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The original date was scheduled for May 3, it was postponed to August 2 and then to September 6, before the decision now to make them on October 18, 2020.
However, for several days, various political organizations have warned that these postponements are tricks to make longer the de facto President Jeanine Añez's stay in power, and avoid an eventual return to the MAS government with the candidate Luis Arce.
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