Bolivia tribunal recommends delaying elections
Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Saturday recommended that elections scheduled for May 3 be delayed as the government imposes restrictions in an attempt to curb spread of the coronavirus.
The tribunal announced a 14-day suspension of preparations for the elections, coinciding with a lockdown ordered by interim President Jeanine Áñez that includes a stay-athome order, domestic travel limits and a halt to international flights.
Bolivia has confirmed 19 cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Bolivia’s congress would have to enact legislation to select a new date for the elections, according to tribunal president Salvador Romero.
Last month, the tribunal rejected the candidacy of former President Evo Morales for a Senate seat because he does not reside in Bolivia.