The United States expressed concern about the decision of the presidency of Bolivia Morales

© AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, FileЗдание of the US state Department in Washington. Archival photoThe United States expressed concern about the decision of the presidency of Bolivia Morales© AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File

U.S. «deeply concerned» by the decision of the constitutional court of Bolivia, which allows President Evo Morales to stand for election in 2019, said in comments the US state Department.

The state Department reported that «the United States is deeply concerned» by the decision, saying that it «disregards the will of the Bolivian people».

«Twice in the last decade, the Bolivian people expressed their disagreement with the concept of indefinite re-election of officials, first in 2009 through a vote renews a majority of votes in favor of the current Constitution; and again in the referendum in 2016, when they rejected the initiative to abolish the constitutional provision, which imposes on the President dvuhserijnyj limit», — reads the statement of the foreign Ministry.

The state Department stressed that «the Bolivian people have clearly spoken on this issue,» and «the United States supports their call for the current Bolivian government to respect the outcome of the referendum».

Earlier edition of Razon, citing a statement by the head of the court of Lahore Macario Cortes reported that the constitutional court of Bolivia has authorized the President of the country Evo Morales to stand for election in 2019. According to Cortez, the court decision applies to «governors, mayors, parliamentarians, members of the city Assembly, and the President and Vice-President.»

It is reported that in case of victory, Morales will lead the country for the fourth consecutive term until 2025.

In 2013, the constitutional court allowed Morales for the third time to apply for the post of President, despite the fact that the Constitution forbade the President to hold office for three consecutive terms. The initiative for the re-election of Morales by a number of social movements of the South American country. The previous decision on the new re-election for a third term became the object of fierce criticism from the opposition, which made him as unacceptable, but this did not prevent Morales to regain the presidency in January 2015, according to the results of a convincing victory in the elections.

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