Bolivia's Vice President for Evo Morales' Four Term in Office
La Paz, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera has voiced today his support for the four ways social organizations have approved to enable Head of State Evo Morales to run again for re-election in 2019.
In statements to Bolivision TV channel, Garcia Linera said that those proposals are legally framed under the respect to the National Constitution.
The application of the four avenues was approved by the congress of the governing Movement towards Socialism (MAS, in Spanish) on Saturday 17 of December last.
The first route is the partial reform of article 168 of the Constitution backed by the collection of signatures of a minimum of 20% of the Bolivian electorate made up of 6.3 million voters; the second is this same amendment passed by two thirds of the Legislative Assembly.
As the third initiative, Morales should resign as President six months before the completion of his current term on January 22, 2020 so that he can be eligible to run again, and the fourth way contemplates that the Constitutional Court should interpret the electoral law as the will of the citizens to elect the Government they want over the limitations that the Constitution could set.
According to the Vice President, Bolivia has a complex society divided by regions, social classes and cultural identities that Evo Morales has managed to unite. For him, Morales is the corner stone in the governmental and social structure of the country.
Garcia Linera also pinned hope for a higher economic growth in 2017 and for successfully pushing ahead Bolivia's claim of a sovereign way out to the sea, a dispute it currently has with Chile.
He also mentioned that the National Government will make all efforts needed to fight insecurity and any other type of violence. This initiative requires the installation of thousands of cameras in cities and GPS to find the nearest police patrol or ambulance, and control over free phone calls.
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