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AFP
June 3, 2020

Bolivian polls set for Sept 6

World

AFP
June 3, 2020

LA PAZ: Bolivia´s general election that was delayed over the coronavirus pandemic will take place on September 6 following an agreement with political parties, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) said on Tuesday. The election — called after the annulment of a controversial poll in October — was originally due to take place on May 3 but was postponed indefinitely in March with Bolivia in virus lockdown. TSE president Salvador Romero said the date would be fixed as soon as parliament signs it into law. Voters were due to head to the polls on May 3 to elect a permanent successor to former president Evo Morales, who resigned in November and now lives in exile in Argentina. But after interim President Jeanine Anez declared a total quarantine, the TSE indefinitely postponed the election and called for a “broad and pluralistic dialogue with all the political organizations participating in the process” to determine “a new date”. October´s general election was annulled after an audit by the Organization of American States found clear evidence it had been rigged.