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Weekly Report - 30 November 2017 (WR-17-47)

BOLIVIA: Morales gets the green light

“A blow to the constitution”. This was the response by Samuel Doria Medina, of Bolivia’s main opposition Unidad Nacional party, to the decision by the plurinational constitutional court (TCP) announced earlier this week which removes the constitutional ban on consecutive re-election. The move by the TCP, which accepted an appeal filed by the ruling Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) back in September against the ban, allows President Evo Morales to seek a further term in 2019. The TCP’s decision has attracted particular criticism given the public referendum in February last year on whether to change the 2009 constitution to allow Morales, who came to power in 2006, to run again clearly rejected the proposed amendment.

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