Evo Morales Calls for New Elections in Bolivia

November 10, 2019

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, called this Sunday for new elections and reiterated the call to lower the tension to pacify the country.

“I have decided, first, to renew all the members of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. In the following hours, the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, in agreement with all political forces, will establish the procedures for this,” said the president during a press conference.

“Secondly,” he announced his decision to “call for new national elections that through the vote allow the Bolivian people to democratically elect their new authorities, incorporating new political actors,” he said.

“I make a call: respect between families, respect for private property, respect for the authorities, and respect for all social sectors. All we have in Bolivia is the patrimony of the Bolivian people,” said Morales, indicating that he asks everyone to guarantee peaceful coexistence and end violence for the good of all.

Previously, the Organization of American States (OAS) through a communiqué, published on its website on November 10, urged to cancel the results of the elections of October 20 in Bolivia and call for new elections in the face of the tense situation in the Latin American country, after the victory of the current head of state between allegations of fraud by the opposition.

The OAS has mentioned that “there is still the detailed final report” on these elections and has stressed that “constitutional mandates should not be interrupted, including that of President Evo Morales.”

Source: Granma, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano  North America bureau