Weekly Report - 11 January 2024 (WR-24-01)

BOLIVIA: Top court blocks Morales’ 2025 candidacy

Bolivia’s constitutional court (TCP) has dealt a heavy blow to the comeback aspirations of former president Evo Morales (2006-2019). The TCP ruled on 29 December that presidents can only hold power for a maximum of two terms. In doing so, the TCP overturned a 2017 ruling which maintained that indefinite re-election was a human right. Morales has responded by accusing the TCP’s judges of conspiring with right-wing parties to prevent his return to office. But it is President Luis Arce, of the ruling left-wing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS), who would gain the most from Morales’ disqualification.

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