translated from Spanish: Evo Morales raised that the president of the Supreme Court assumes the head of state of Bolivia

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, María Cristina Díaz, to formally assume the head of state to convene the new elections, considering that the former vice-president of the Jeanine Añez Senate lacks legitimacy. Añez became president of Bolivia following Morales’ resignation on 10 November and the successive departure of those who were theoretically called to fill the vacancy, after the Organization of American States (OAS) detected «irregularities» in the october 20 elections. Morales considers himself the victim of a coup d’état and, through his team of lawyers, has proposed from Argentina to return «to the path of law» departing Añez from power. They submit that Morales’ resignation has not been considered by the Plurinational Legislative Assembly and therefore remains pending. In this regard, they have suggested that Morales remains Bolivia’s president and recalled that the mandate obtained in the previous elections does not expire until 23 January. That day, the one who should take the reins of the country is the president of the Supreme, María Cristina Díaz, to convene with immediate effect a new electoral process, according to the Bolivian newspaper ‘La Razón’. Eñez has also committed to such an electoral call, for which there is no clear date or candidates yet. The electionwas awaiting the renewal of the main electoral body, which plans to confirm the date before 6 January. Morales has stated on Twitter that he hopes 2020 will be «a year of recovery from democracy and a time of reunion between Bolivian sisters and brothers,» accusing «coupists» of stopping «any dissident voice.»

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