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Montevideo, October 19th 2017 - 01:50 UTC

Bolivians in the streets reject president Morales attempt to a fourth running reelection

Thursday, October 12th 2017 - 12:16 UTC
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Thousands of Bolivians took to the streets to protest against President Evo Morales’ attempt to get re-elected despite the fact that the constitution does not allow for a fourth consecutive term. The demonstrations that took place in the country’s nine regional capitals warned President Morales that the people of Bolivia will not allow him to participate in any more elections. Read full article

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  • DemonTree

    If someone wants to change your country's constitution to stay in power, that is a big clue that you shouldn't let them. What's the point of even having one if the President can rewrite it to suit himself?

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  • Marti Llazo

    Sort of like Argentistan adding the Falklands to its constitution and then expecting all the world to respect that sort of silliness.

    “ ¿Viste che? ¡Está en nuestra constitución! ¡Nada puede ser más obvio, che!”

    And you wonder why nobody takes either of them seriously.

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  • Don Alberto

    I am afraid they'll have to kill him to prevent a dictatorship.

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  • Little J

    Typical of a tin-pot dictator trying to be “democratic” in order to stay in power for ever and ever. Amen.. Remember Argentina also had “Cristina eterna” at one point in history.................and now look where she is................heading for a few years in jail provided justice proceeds correctly and do not drag their feet unnecessarily

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  • Capt Rockhopper

    Well Cristina has so far managed to dodge the bullet from the courts but she trying to get back into power if only at the congressional level at the moment.

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  • Marti Llazo

    @CaptRock

    The hopelessness of Argentina is amply demonstrated by the large portion of the population that actually votes to keep kirchnerist criminals out of prison by sending them to the congress.

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  • Little J

    Marti Llazo and CaptRock

    Although I cannot but agree with both your comments I do believe that the support the Krishneristas are receving is less and less. Despite this fact I also agree that Cristina is seeking to gain congressional inmunity in order to avoid being prosecuted. However one must remain confident that Congress will withdaw her inmunity and allow for her to stand trial. Hopefully this will be the case, letting her have her day in court to demonstrate her innocence. Or say “not guilty” until proven otherwise. “Otherwise” being the key word of course...........................

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  • Marti Llazo

    @ Lil J: We've been over this before: membership in the legislature here doesn't keep a criminal from being prosecuted, but does provide immunity from arrest unless they are caught in the act of committing a crime. Given the recent congressional misbehaviour in failing to remove that “inmunidad parlamentaria” for De Vido, it's unlikely that they would do any better if CFK were elected. It takes two thirds of the votes in the associated congressional chamber to remove that immunity.

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  • imoyaro

    You might find this interesting, a court has stripped De Vido of his immunity!

    http://www.thebubble.com/government-officials-celebrate-the-court-ruling-against-julio-de-vido/

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