Bolivia court disqualifies Morales from running for Senate
La Paz: Bolivia’s supreme electoral court on Thursday disqualified exiled former president Evo Morales from running for a Senate seat in May’s general election, saying he did not meet residency requirements.
Morales is currently living in exile in Argentina having fled Bolivia in November after resigning as president following three weeks of protests at his controversial re-election.
The supreme electoral court (TSE) said Morales’s candidacy lacked the necessary documentation, but it said that his Movement for Socialism (MAS) party’s presidential candidate, Luis Arce, met the qualification requirements.
Morales tweeted that the decision against him was “a blow to democracy” and that members of the court “know that I meet the requirements to be a candidate. The ultimate goal is to prohibit MAS.” – AFP