Inauguration of Bolivia’s President-Elect Luis Arce Scheduled for November 8

President-Elect of Bolivia Luis Arce, winner of the elections on October 18, will take office on November 8 for the 2020-2025 period, official sources reported on Friday, according to Telesur.

The president of the Senate, Eva Copa, informed journalists that the Legislative Assembly determined November 8 as the date for the swearing-in and inauguration of Arce as president, and David Choquehuanca as vice president of Bolivia

“In accordance with the Constitution and the law, the oath of office and the swearing-in ceremony of the president-elect Luis Arce Catacora will be held on November 8 in a solemn proceeding in the Legislative Assembly,” said Copa.

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She explained that on October 29 the closing session of the outgoing Legislative Assembly will be held, which will give way to the preparatory sessions for the confirmation of the newly elected parliament of the October 18 elections.

The Bolivian Constitution establishes that the power to take the oath of office of the president and vice president of the State is vested in the Legislative Assembly.

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Beforehand, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) will deliver accreditation to the senators and elected deputies on Tuesday, October 27.

The TSE officially declared Luis Arce, of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), president-elect on Friday. Arce obtained 55.1% of the valid votes cast in the general elections of October 18.

The elections were held almost a year after the coup that removed Evo Morales from power on November 10, 2019.


Featured image: Photo courtesy of news agencies.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SL

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