AFP reports through France 24:
A Bolivian court on Tuesday gave a green light for President Evo Morales to seek reelection, which opponents say is unconstitutional.
“The full chamber of the Supreme Electoral Court, by virtue of the jurisdiction and competence exercised by law,” approved nine candidates for primary elections in January, including Morales, according to the decision, which was read out at a press briefing.
The court decision came just as opposition to Morales’s candidacy was building dramatically.
Protest marches were heading to the capital, and a general strike was called for next Thursday.
The ruling party last year dismissed the result of the referendum in 2016 that denied Morales the possibility of seeking a fourth term.
Morales argues that it is his human right to seek reelection.
Bolivian Thoughts opinion: Undeniably, evo morales turned out to be an autocrat, megalomaniac individual, among the best among the Socialists of the 21st Century [Chavez, Maduro, Kirchner, Lula, Dilma, Ortega, Correa] … he despises popular vote, rejects the result of a Referendum where the majority voted for him NOT to run again. And he said he was going to obey what the people would vote for … he gave his word ,,, publicly …
This cartoon illustrates clearly what type of “politician” he is …
Bolivia will not cease to fight for our democracy!