electoral body of Bolivia Evo Morales prohibits running for Senate

The acronym Morales faces a fragmented opposition, I included to interim President Jeanine Añez.
21/02/2020 14h49 - Updated 21/02/2020 14h49

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The electoral body of Bolivia announced on Thursday that the former president Evo Morales is barred from running for a seat in the Senate in a vote of May to repeat an election annulled last year, which triggered a political crisis and led to the leftist leader's resignation.

Salvador Romero, head of the electoral court, Morales told reporters that he did not fulfill the requirement to be a candidate for senator party Movement Toward Socialism (BUT), who currently leads the polls.

Morales resigned in November after the disputed election 20 October sparked widespread protests, making allies and security forces withdraw its support for the longtime leader, who led the country for nearly 14 years.

Former President, now in exile in Argentina, He is orchestrating the election campaign of his party before voting 3 of May. Luis Arce, his former finance minister, tops the plate.

The acronym Morales faces a fragmented opposition, I included to interim President Jeanine Añez, who took office amid the political vacuum that followed his resignation last year.

Romero said the prevention of Morales's candidacy is because he does not have permanent residence in Bolivia, adding that it is not possible to appeal the decision.

Morales responded on Twitter, saying that it meets the requirements needed to play a position in the Senate and that blocking its application aims to weaken the MAS.

"The Supreme Electoral Tribunal is a blow to democracy", wrote.


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