Bolivian lawmakers seek election breakthrough as death toll hits 30

Bolivian lawmakers seek election breakthrough as death toll hits 30

Bolivian lawmakers seek election breakthrough as death toll hits 30

Now led by a provisional government, Bolivia is struggling to fix the divisions between supporters and opponents of Morales who seek to go beyond their government of nearly 14 years.

Conflict in the region of Cochabamba and the high-altitude city of El Alto has rattled Bolivia over the last week since Morales' departure, with clashes at a gas power plant blockade on Tuesday that left eight people dead.

Morales, who fled to Mexico after resigning November 10, accused the Bolivian security forces of engaging in "genocide" against his indigenous supporters, and called for action by the worldwide community.

Interim Justice Minister Alvaro Coimbra said the bill submitted to lawmakers has "three main objectives", which were recommended by the Organization of American States and the European Union, namely, declaring the results of the October 20 elections null and void, calling for new elections, and designating new members to the TSE.

He resigned and fled to Mexico after losing the support of the security forces.

Chatting with reporters, Anez stated she hoped the caretaker authorities's proposal - which additionally seeks the annulment of the unique poll and the formation of a brand new election tribunal - would type the premise for producing "a national consensus".

"We can not allow elections to be held by decree when the Legislative Assembly is functioning legally and legitimately", said Copa. The ministry said the Armed Forces would safeguard the plant from any attack or takeover attempt.

The total number of deaths in the post-election unrest rose to 32, according to Bolivia's official human rights ombudsman - most of those in the last 10 days - sparking calls for investigations into human rights abuses.

Inside Minister Arturo Murillo performed a phone recording to journalists on Wednesday, allegedly of Morales issuing directions to a pacesetter of the opposition motion in Bolivia.

"That is Evo Morales doing state terrorism", Murillo said, without giving the source of the three-minute video.

'In the coming hours we will file an worldwide lawsuit on this, ' Murillo said.

Morales said military pressure and violence forced him to claim asylum in Mexico. The military has said protesters have used explosives, guns and homemade bazookas in clashes.

"They are using bullets against people who mobilize peacefully in defense of democracy", said Morales, who spoke of returning to Bolivia to end his term until January 22.

"The dictatorship. today caused 6 deaths of fellow brothers in a coordinated operation with the U.S.", Morales tweeted late Tuesday.

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