Evo Morales has made a tremendous mistake in deciding to reintroduce himself to Bolivian presidency against what he explicitly says constitution — which he himself impelled — and view of majority of Bolivians expressed in that sense in a referendum.Previous Editorials
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With his decision to cling to power, Morales makes an immense damage to current Bolivian political system that he set up and, in general, has given Bolivia an important period of stability. The president has decided to sacrifice achievements of his management and skip rules of game following same manual populist used in Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro exactly with same goal: do not leave presidency.
The Bolivian Constitution supports two consecutive presidential mandates, however, a controversial Constitutional court ruling allowed Morales — in presidency from 2006 — to return to 2014. After winning he opted to reform Constitution to be able to present himself to anor new re-election. Thus, in belief that he would win it, he summoned a referendum in 2016. However, Bolivians considered that 13 years in power — upcoming elections will be in 2019 — are more than sufficient and said no to president's project.
Morales n put into play parallel reality structure that begins to be sadly recognizable in Latin America. By skipping law, popular will — he said referendum was invalid because population had voted "deceived" — and political consensus, President appealed to "social movements" that, according to him, claimed his permanence in office. And now, again, your project has been endorsed by anor controversial sentence of constitutional.
Morales has certainly made history in Bolivia. Now you must understand that your time touches your end and you have to respect law.
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