Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Áñez has passed a legislation that limits presidents to two terms and appoints a new board that will specify a date for a general election.
Áñez pointed out her government’s commitment to observe”honest elections,” compared to this”fraud” where she accuses Evo Morales from the October 20 vote.
MAS party lawmakers, who hold the vast majority of seats in Congress, have consented to get a new candidate.
According to the Bolivian Constitution, just two constant presidential terms are permitted, but Morales was planning to be elected a third time.
This may bring an end to this nation’s political crisis, triggered by the October 20 overall election outcome and Morales’ contentious success. He stepped on November 10 after nearly twenty times of unrest.
The regulation of”unique and transitory Regime for its achievement of General Elections” was approved by the Congress on Saturday. “I want to thank our lawmakers for listening and understanding to the requirements of the Bolivian people”, she explained on Twitter.
The improvements have attracted Bolivia the closest it’s come to conquer the chaos, as Añez’s authorities and competitions commerce accusations of fueling violence. But, most have expired since Morales resigned to November 10.
Some opposition lawmakers and Morales fans also pushed for warranties that they wouldn’t be persecuted. Earlier on Saturday, A´ñez stated she wouldn’t sign a bill suddenly suggested by MAS that could give Morales immunity against prosecution.
Debate on the bill was suspended from the Senate on Saturday after a wave of criticism. From the highland town of El Alto on Saturday, street access into a natural gas plant that’s been a focus of protesters resumed, with trucks packed with commuters dodging boulders, burnt tires and other debris sprinkled on roads.
Talks between the new Government and MAS will last, together with the Catholic Church along with also the European Union acting as mediators. Over a dozen societal leaders, a lot of whom demanded a ´ñez repeal a law which gave the army broad discretion in using power to restore order.