LA PAZ, Bolivia — A Bolivian court on Monday rejected a legal appeal by former president Evo Morales, deeming him ineligible to run for a Senate place in an October election re-run of a voided vote late final yr.
Mr. Morales can’t be a Senate candidate for his Motion for Socialism celebration since he does not meet the residency necessities, Judge Alfredo Jaimes informed nearby media.
Mr. Morales, Bolivia’s very first Indigenous president, held electrical power for 14 many years ahead of stepping down final yr when a disputed election sparked widespread protests. Jeanine Añez has served as interim president due to the fact Mr. Morales resigned final November.
The former president, now residing in exile in Argentina, was barred from working for president once more in the up coming common election, which was initally scheduled for May possibly but has been delayed right up until Oct. 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The court’s determination upholds a earlier block on Mr. Morales’s candidacy by Bolivia’s electoral tribunal in February and can’t be appealed.