Interim President of Bolivia Janine Agnes said he will sign the law on elections. She noted that doing this under pressure from the candidates while rejecting the accusations of delaying the process to save power.
“I’m going to sign the law on elections on the sixth of September,” Said Agnes in a statement published on Twitter. She also urged the main candidates – Luis Arce from the socialists of the movement, Evo Morales and Carlos Mesa from the right-wing forces, as well as the ex-President Morales – to take responsibility for the choices in the midst of the pandemic, writes RIA Novosti.
Recall that in October last year, Bolivia held presidential elections, which incumbent President Evo Morales ahead of nearest rival Carlos Mesa. After publication of results of elections in the country began protests and strikes, and Morales announced his resignation. After it had retired all the top leadership of Bolivia, the government passed the opposition Vice-speaker of the Senate of Agnes.
In may, the Senate of Bolivia passed a law which established a 90-day period, not later than the second of August, for the elections. But Agnes, who is also a candidate, did not sign the law, saying that holding elections in August could pose a threat to public health in the epidemic COVID-19. Morales allowed to participate in elections as a candidate, he is in Argentina, where headed the presidential campaign of his “Movement towards socialism”.