In just ten days, security agency measures have led to the death of more than 27 people.
The Bolivian Senate began a debate to discuss the «exceptional and transitory law » for the general elections, with the intention of ending the political crisis unleashed after the October elections.
«We consider two projects that are fundamentally coincidental. The deadlines must be cut, so that we can eliminate primary elections, qualification deadlines, and other issues so that this law can be passed,» Senator Oscar Ortiz said.
The process of the «exceptional law» was initiated after an agreement between the MAS, which has a large majority in the two chambers of the Legislative Assembly, and the minority opposition banks, in parallel to a high-level negotiation that seeks agreements on other aspects of the political crisis.
«I greet the two (minority) political forces for having attended today and reaching consensus,» said Senate President Eva Copa (MAS), announcing the decision to debate the electoral law without pause until approval.
Meanwhile, the military and the police forces initiated repression against the demonstrations. In just ten days, security agency measures have led to the death of more than 27 people.