Bolivians in France denounces action to prevent voting elections
Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivians living in France today denounced a maneuver to prevent the vote of thousands of them living abroad in the general elections of the South American country, where the right wing is trying to legitimize its coup d'état.
In a declaration to which Prensa Latina had access, they specified that more than 50,600 residents abroad were removed from the lists for the elections of October 18, in a new attempt to avoid the triumph of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), led by the pair of Luis Arce (presidential candidate) and David Choquehuanca (vice president).
Making the vote impossible represents an attack on fundamental rights and a violation of the Bolivian Constitution, they warned.
According to the residents, about five percent of them living abroad will be excluded from the elections, taking advantage of the context of the health crisis caused by Covid-19.
In November last year a coup d'état forced the elected president, Evo Morales, to resign, an action that the right wing is trying to legitimize at the polls, and for that it seeks to decimate support for MAS, the leader in the polls.
The self-proclaimed forces in Bolivia are doing everything possible to prevent the triumph of the MAS, a crusade that includes the reduction of deputies in rural areas and the use of violence, as occurred on Saturday in Cochabamba, they warned in the text.
The community of Bolivians living in France, together with their compatriots living in other parts of the world, called on international organizations and institutions to pay attention to what is happening in the South American country and not to remain with their arms crossed.
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