Top Bolivian electoral court accepts president's bid for re-election despite constitutional ban
6 December 2018
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Bolivia's top electoral court has accepted President Evo Morales' candidacy for a fourth term in office despite a constitutional ban and referendum against such a re-election.
Electoral Tribunal President Maria Eugenia Choque announced the ruling Tuesday night to journalists, but declined to take questions. The election for a five-year term is set for November 2019.
Bolivians rejected a constitutional amendment to allow more than two consecutive terms in a 2016 referendum, but Morales' party persuaded the constitutional court last year to rule his candidacy legal. It said term limits violate citizens' human right to run for office.
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