July 05, 2005

Congress Finally Decides

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Congress finally came to an agreement. There will be general elections, prefect elections, Constituent Assembly and autonomic referendum.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

General Elections and elections for Prefects will be held in December 2005. The date is not given yet. The Electoral Court will give a date.

Constituent Assembly and Autonomic Referendum are scheduled for July 2006.

This is pretty much what Congress decided yesterday, but in my mind is still tentative because many things can change until July next year. The Constituent Assembly and the referendum on Autonomy are the most sticky point in the agenda.

To achieve this, Congress had to amend article 93 of the Bolivian Constitution. This amendment (reform) allows the current president Rodriguez to call for General Elections.