Social and union movements suspend rallies in Bolivia
La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia's Trade Union (COB) announced on Friday the suspension of blocking roads and rallies after the approval of bill that set the elections for October 18.
The regulation, beyond its controversy, guarantees going to the polls on October 18, COB's Executive Secretary Juan Carlos Huarachi told the press, who considered the chosen date a 'partial victory.'
A few days ago, Bolivia's main trade union conditioned the lifting of the blockades to the electoral body rescheduling the vote for October 11, after postponing it from September 6 to October 18.
The bill, approved on Thursday by the Plurinational Legislative Assembly and enacted by the de facto government, protects the Prosecutor's Office to open criminal proceedings against those who intend to change the date.
It also states that the Executive must guarantee the financial resources necessary for the electoral body to carry out the voting.
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