Bolivia's senate, paving the way for elections after Morales' departure

New law excludes ousted president Evo Morales from standing in a future election. Bolivia's senate on Saturday passed a law that open the way for that electi

Bolivia's senate, paving the way for elections after Morales' departure

New law excludes ousted president Evo Morales from standing in a future election.

Bolivia's senate on Saturday passed a law that open the way for that elections can take place in the troubled country.

the Law - which has not been finally adopted - cancels also the disputed result of the election on 20. October.

It also prohibits a candidate to establish if they have been sitting in the office of the president in the last two periods.

It excludes the country's recently ousted president, Evo Morales from standing up.

Now the law is sent on to the bolivian lower house of parliament to be adopted there. If this happens, the country's interim president, Jeanine Añez, sign the law before it can enter into force.

A new choice is seen as absolutely essential if Bolivia shall, out of its serious crisis.

In the presidential election on 20. October won Morales, according to official figures of the election, however, the Organization of American States (OAS) reported on irregularities.

It got the protesters to occupy Bolivia's streets in big numbers. At least 32 people are killed in clashes with security forces since the election.

In La Paz and other cities, there have been reports of serious shortage of food and other necessities, because Morales-followers blocks for deliveries.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 19:00

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