Bolivia's senate takes step toward 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 takes step toward 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.

Saturday night Danish time, the interim president meets with representatives of protesters in El Alto and other parts of Bolivia, where blockades have meant that there can be provided food and fuel to the cities.

The temporary controlled hope is to "enter into agreements to create peace in the country", says transport minister Yerko Nunez.

It is unclear what the protestors will demand of the government, in turn, to set the picket line.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 22:00

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