Bolivia's leader: We will restore democracy with democracy

An electoral commission must be in place in Bolivia, so that a date can be set for the first elections after Morales' exit. Bolivia's interim president, Jea

Bolivia's leader: We will restore democracy with democracy

An electoral commission must be in place in Bolivia, so that a date can be set for the first elections after Morales' exit.

Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Añez, Sunday signed a new electoral law, which paves the way for the troubled country can hold elections.

It shall happen, after the country's previous president Evo Morales was deposed and fled to Mexico.

Añez promise that there will be "clean, fair and transparent" elections.

- We will restore democracy with democracy, she said, as she signed the law.

A new election is seen as crucial for that Bolivia can put the current political crisis behind it.

Saturday adopted Bolivia's congress of the new electoral law, which annuls the disputed results 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. Wonodds

It excludes Evo Morales from standing up.

the Next step is that congress must put together an electoral commission consisting of seven members.

Their predecessors were removed after allegations that they had tampered with the outcome of the election on 20. October.

the election commission shall set a date for the upcoming elections. Añez has previously said that it should take place as soon as possible.

According to the law it must take place within 120 days after the commission formally called for the elections will be held.

But it is a divided country, who must now try to bridge the gap between the canyons.

Bolivia has been marked by demonstrations for and against Morales, and clashes with security forces have claimed the lives of a total of 32 people since the disputed elections in October.

the Government has embarked on the first meetings with representatives of the demonstrators on both sides in order to create peace in the country.

One of the protesters ' demands is that the Añez cancels a decree that gives security forces immunity from being prosecuted for killing protesters.

/ritzau/AFP

Date Of Update: 24 November 2019, 19:00

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