Bolivia: Constitutional Court grants Morales right to indefinite re-election

Bolivian President Evo Morales lauded the Constitutional Court after allowing him to stand for a fourth consecutive term in 2019, in La Paz, on Wednesday. The court annulled the result of a referendum held last year, in which a majority of Bolivians rejected Morales' proposal to change the constitution, which, theoretically, only allows two consecutive mandates to each president. Morales... Еще already changed the Constitution before his third mandate in 2014. «We appealed to the plurinational constitutional court using the one of the paths chosen by the Bolivian people, a constitutional path, and this is the end result. Yesterday, in what was a great surprise for the people, for revolutionaries, for the anti-imperialist people,» Morales said. Bolivian citizen Alberto Carbajal approved of the ruling, saying that the Constitutional court reached this resolution «upon the request of social movements». However, crowds of people took to the streets of La Paz to protest the ruling, in demonstrations mobilized by opposition leaders. Morales has ruled Bolivia since 2006. The ruling will allow him to stand for another term in 2019, and if he is elected, he would be in power until 2025.

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