Acting President of Bolivia has suggested to postpone the General elections
Interim President of Bolivia Janine Agnes on Tuesday proposed to postpone General elections in the country until October or November in connection with the threat from COVID-19.
While the interim President said he would follow any decision of the Supreme electoral court.
The Senate of Bolivia in the night of may 1 has passed a law which established a 90-day period, not later than August 2, for the elections. However, acting President Jeanine Agnes, who is also a candidate in the elections, did not sign the law, saying that holding elections in August could pose a threat to public health in the epidemic COVID-19. At the extraordinary session of the Parliament rejected comments Agnes, and the law entered into force. In early June, the electoral court of Bolivia in coordination with the political forces of the country has postponed the General election until September 6 because of the pandemic coronavirus.
After opposition in Bolivia led by Carlos Mesa said on mass violations in the elections on 20 October 2019, the country's President Evo Morales under the pressure of war, resigned and left the country. After it had retired all the top leadership of Bolivia, the government passed the opposition Vice-speaker of the Senate Jeannine Agnes. Authorities announced the holding of new presidential elections. Morales is forbidden to participate in them as a candidate, he is in Argentina, where headed the presidential campaign of his "Movement towards socialism".