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Bolivian President enacts law for the application of the census

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Bolivian President enacts law for the application of the census

La Paz, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, confirmed in a televised message that he promulgated the Law for the Application of the Results of the Population and Housing Census in the Financial and Electoral Spheres.

The regulation, approved this November 26 by the Chamber of Deputies and sanctioned seventy-two hours later by the Senate, essentially includes the contents of the Supreme Decree 4824, which sets March 23, 2024 as the date for the Population and Housing Census.

In this respect, it establishes that based on the official population data of the census to be issued by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the Executive Branch will make the new distribution of tax sharing resources as of September 2024.

Additionally, the regulation determines that the INE will send to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the official population data of the Census ‘so that it may prepare the bill for the distribution of seats, in accordance with the provisions of the Political Constitution of the State and the current Electoral Legislation.

These elements will be the basis for the next general elections in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

During his message, Arce criticized the attitude of the leaders of Santa Cruz who ‘cut out all dialogue scenarios’ and prevented a solution to the conflict with an extremist attitude that led the region to an unjustified strike for 36 days.

The president also criticized those from the ranks of the Movement Towards Socialism-Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples, who called him a traitor, and restated that he will never give up on his ideas of taking the Process of Change to its ultimate consequences.

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