(TELESUR) – The president of the Supreme Electoral Court of Bolivia (TSE) Salvador Romero informed that the former President Evo Morales will not be able to participate in the 2020 general elections, which will be held on May 3.
During a press conference, Romero told reporters that Morales did not meet the permanent residency requirements to be a Senate candidate for his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, which is currently leading in the polls.
The candidacy of former Chancellor Diego Pary, as the candidate of the MAS party for senator in the Potosi region, was also disqualified on the same grounds.
However, the electoral body dismissed the observations against the presidential candidate by MAS party Luis Arce and enabled his candidacy.
Morales on his Twitter account wrote that the decision taken by the TSE was “a blow against democracy.”