“We meet all the requirements. Instructed by the U.S. embassy, they did not approve the legality,” he said and warned that “the People is mobilized and organized. We will continue to fight for our sovereignty and dignity.”
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The meme's photo presents Bolivian electoral authorities announcing the disqualification of Evo Morales and Diego Pary as candidates for senators.
At the press conference, Morales' Lawyer Raul Salvador also highlighted the arbitrary and illegal nature of the Bolivian Electoral Court's decision.
"These decisions violate Bolivia's Electoral Law. They are irrational interpretations," he stressed.
Although Diego Pary's candidacy was also rejected, the Bolivian TSE did not disqualify Luis Arce, a Socialist politician who will compete as MAS presidential candidate in the May 3 elections.
According to a survey released on Feb. 16, Arce is the favorite to win the elections as he has 31.6 percent of the vote intention. His closest rival, Carlos Mesa, would receive 17.1 of the votes.
Only 16.5 percent of the Bolivians would vote for Jeanine Añez, who said that she would not be a candidate when she seized power through a U.S.-backed coup d'etat in Nov. 2019.